Many women who had mastectomy or lumpectomy for breast cancer can have the option of reconstructing their breasts. Reconstruction of the breast has evolved significantly over the past four decades. Cosmetic surgeons now have more to offer their patients to achieve natural looking and aesthetically pleasing breasts.
In general, breast reconstruction can be immediate, right after the mastectomy or lumpectomy, or it can be delayed several months or even years after the cancer surgery.
There are three types of breast reconstruction:
1- Flap reconstruction which involves using your own tissue.
2- Expander/ implant reconstruction. This is usually a staged procedure.
3- Combination of the above two techniques.
The use of dermal matrix, fat graft to the breast and SERI scaffold has significantly improved the outcome of breast surgery.
Common questions about breast reconstruction usually revolve around insurance coverage. All insurances will cover breast reconstruction whether it is immediate or delayed reconstruction.
To determine which procedure of breast reconstruction in San Diego is appropriate, you can contact Moneer Jaibaji, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon and schedule a consultation.
Dr. Jaibaji is a double board-certified surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.