Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte: Adam C. Augenstein, MD
11835 Southmore Drive #202
Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: (704) 837-1150
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Breast Reconstruction

Women who have battled breast cancer deserve the opportunity to resume a normal life as quickly and painlessly as possible. For women who also wish to return to their former shape following a mastectomy, Dr. Adam C. Augenstein offers breast reconstruction in Charlotte as a safe, dignified, and effective method of helping them 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.

Are You a Candidate?

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 breast cancer doctor.

Adam C. Augenstein, MD

Dual board-certified plastic surgeon

Experience, skill, and a passion for superior patient care are just a few of the reasons why Dr. Augenstein is one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in the region.

Meet Dr. Augenstein
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Adam C. Augenstein, MD

Dual board-certified plastic surgeon

Experience, skill, and a passion for superior patient care are just a few of the reasons why Dr. Augenstein is one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in the region.

Meet Dr. Augenstein

What Can I Expect During Breast Reconstruction?

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.

Breast Reconstruction Recovery

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 Breast Reconstruction 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.

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