Breast Reconstruction

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Facing a breast cancer diagnosis is one of the most challenging times in a woman's life. One of the most difficult aspects of breast cancer is often the removal of a breast through mastectomy. Breast reconstruction at our New York practice may help women improve their self-image and self-confidence following a cancer diagnosis.

If you would like to find out more about your breast reconstruction options at any of our New York locations, request a complimentary consultation online or contact us at (914) 761-8667(914) 761-8667. Our surgeons look forward to helping you achieve your reconstructive and cosmetic goals.

What's New

Research into breast cancer prevention and treatment is continuously ongoing, and the same is true for breast reconstruction methods. Our surgeons have at their disposal several methods to reconstruct the breast, including the use of breast implants or autologous methods (using a patient's own tissue). It is now possible in many cases to have breast reconstruction performed immediately following mastectomy, and "delayed" methods of reconstruction also continue to advance so that they are less invasive and require less downtime. Our surgeons are happy to discuss the options available and a recommended approach in conjunction with your cancer surgeon.

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The CSANY Difference

Even with all the resources and a supportive network of friends and family, it's easy to feel alone following a breast cancer diagnosis. We seek to offer understanding and reassurance in addition to professional care so that you always feel supported on your road to recovery. The surgeons and staff at Cosmetic Surgery Associates of New York are committed to helping you regain control and move forward by providing compassionate and friendly care. We are highly experienced in the technical aspects of breast reconstruction and will work closely with your cancer surgeon to develop a comprehensive treatment.

Procedure Overview

Methods available for breast reconstruction include:

  • Flap Tissue: This method of breast reconstruction uses a patient's living tissue from areas such as the abdomen or back to reconstruct the breast.
  • Tissue Expansion: This method uses a tissue expander to expand the skin over time, creating adequate tissue to cover and contain a silicone gel or saline breast implant similar to breast augmentation in Westchester County or New York City.

During your consultation with your breast surgeon at our New York practice, you will discuss which method can provide you with your desired outcome. Sometimes multiple reconstructive surgeries are necessary to achieve your desired results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can breast reconstruction be performed during my mastectomy?

Many women have the option to have their breast reconstruction performed at the time of their mastectomy. It is important to discuss with your surgeon before your mastectomy so that you can make an informed decision.

How is the nipple reconstructed?

Nipple reconstruction is typically performed as a separate procedure. The areola and nipple are often removed during a mastectomy, but can be reconstructed. A nipple mound can be created using your own chest tissue, and the areola is re-created through a tattoo that matches the color of the areola on your other breast.

Is my breast reconstruction covered by insurance?

Your breast reconstruction procedure should be covered by your insurance. For more information about insurance for breast reconstruction, read about the 1998 Federal Breast Reconstruction Law at the ASPS Web site.

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