Breast Reconstruction Boston
Are you bothered by the size or shape of your breasts after a full or partial mastectomy?
Restore Your Optimal Contours with Breast Reconstruction at Longwood Plastic Surgery
Breast reconstruction is a highly customized procedure designed to restore breasts to their pre-trauma state. The procedure can address lost breast volume as well as contour the breast for a fuller shape with a natural look and feel. Longwood Plastic Surgery has helped countless women improve their overall quality of life through breast reconstruction and enhancement procedures.
How Does Breast Reconstruction Work?
Breast reconstruction is performed to rebuild a part or all of a woman’s breast following a partial or complete mastectomy. This can be done at the time of the mastectomy (immediate) or months or years later (delayed).
There are many different types of breast reconstruction. Broadly, however, there are two groups:
Flap Reconstruction (also known as autologous reconstruction)
Implant reconstruction uses a breast implant to help rebuild the shape and volume of your breast. Autologous reconstruction uses your own tissue to do the same. At times a combination of both techniques will yield the best result.
Consultations Available Now
Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for you by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Longwood Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reconstruction?
Ideally, a breast reconstruction patient should be in otherwise good general health. As with any surgical procedure, patients who are non-smokers tend to have the best outcomes. Patients should have realistic expectations about what reconstructive surgery can and cannot accomplish.
It is important to remember that breast reconstruction rebuilds a woman’s breast but results vary widely.
- There will always be some type of asymmetry
- The reconstructed breast may not have normal sensation
- You may have visible scars on your breasts and other parts of your body
- You may require secondary procedures
- There may be weakness or tightness in the donor area
During your appointment, your physician will review the surgical plan from your breast surgeon and medical plan from your oncologist. Based on this information and your body they will explain the best type of breast reconstruction specifically for you. In the end, you make the final decision, guided by our years of experience in this field.
What Results Will I See?*
For most mastectomy patients, breast reconstruction dramatically improves their appearance and quality of life following surgery. The vast majority of patients undergoing reconstruction state that given the same set of circumstances they would again choose breast reconstruction.
What is the Recovery Like?*
When breast reconstruction is done in conjunction with a mastectomy the surgery will be performed in a hospital with a 1-3 day hospital stay. Revision breast reconstruction is almost always done as an outpatient procedure.
You will not be able to lift or do strenuous exercise for a variable period of time. Most patients are back to their normal daily activities including work in about 4-6 weeks. However, it is important to note, breast reconstruction is highly personalized making recovery unique to the individual.
Take the First Step – Request A Consultation
If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (617)383-6250 and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Longwood Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly.
Longwood Plastic Surgery serves Brookline, MA and the greater Boston area.
*Individual Results May Vary
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*Individual Results May Vary