Patients who have battled breast cancer deserve the opportunity to resume a normal life as quickly and painlessly as possible. For patients who also wish to return to their former shape following a mastectomy, a breast reconstruction in Charlotte is a safe, dignified, and effective method of helping patients reclaim their former selves.
Breast reconstruction procedures can be achieved utilizing implants, the patient's natural body tissue, or some combination of the two. A number of factors can be taken into account when determining which method is best for you, including health, surgical history, and surgery goals.
Request your consultation for breast reconstruction with Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte in Charlotte, NC, by calling (704) 837-1150 or inquire online.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reconstruction in Charlotte, NC?
The question of when to begin the breast reconstruction process varies from patient to patient. Some patients can begin reconstruction at the same time as the mastectomy. Patients requiring additional treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation, may wish to wait until these treatments are complete, as radiation can have an impact on the appearance of the breast.
Wherever you are at in your battle with breast cancer, we are happy to schedule a consultation to discuss the reconstruction process and develop a treatment plan based on your needs and advice from your doctor.
What Can I Expect During a Breast Reconstruction Procedure in Charlotte?
It's essential to remember that breast reconstruction is a process rarely accomplished in a single surgical procedure. During your consultation, we will walk you through the various steps and procedures so that you know exactly what to expect.
Depending on the type of breast reconstruction procedure you choose, the first surgery is typically for the purpose of constructing the breast, utilizing your own body tissue, an implant, or some combination thereof. After a few months of healing, the second surgery is for the purpose of achieving the ideal breast shape. After a few more months of healing, the third surgery is performed to re-create the nipple and areola if necessary. The number and nature of the surgeries does vary from patient to patient, but we incorporate patient feedback throughout the process, and each step brings you closer to your goal.
"The results are great, and I'm very grateful. I had a wonderful experience having my BOTOX® injected by Adam C. Augenstein, MD."*
Recovery times following a reconstruction vary depending on the type of procedure and the patient's overall health at the time of the surgery. Breast reconstruction procedures performed at the same time as the mastectomy increase the recovery time for the procedure but decrease overall recovery time.
How Much Does a Breast Reconstruction in Charlotte Cost?
The cost of reconstruction varies depending on which type of procedure you choose. We will provide an estimate for services after the consultation. The Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act passed in 1998 dictates that both group and individual insurance plans provide coverage for reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy, and we encourage patients to check with their insurance provider.
Request your consultation to learn more about breast reconstruction with Adam C. Augenstein, MD in Charlotte, NC. Call (704) 837-1150 or inquire online.