Breast Reconstruction

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Most often performed after a mastectomy removes one or both breasts, reconstruction surgery involves a series of procedures such as nipple reconstruction and breast implants to rebuild the breast. LEARN MORE ›

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I never thought my breasts were attractive. My mother also has tuberous breasts, but we didn't know that it was a congenital defect. We just thought ours were different. It wasn't until I failed to produce more than drops of breast milk when I had my first child. I researched and researched and... READ MORE

Dr. Chopra is an amazing doctor. I interviewed 3 other plastic surgeons and when I met Dr. Chopra I knew immediately he was the perfect fit for me. I always came to him with a list of questions and he was always patient and prompt, answering all my questions with details and honesty. Dr... READ MORE

I want to thank everyone who has volunteered their story. It has helped me so much to know I am not in this alone. My story starts in October when I had scheduled to get a tummy tuck on December 17 November 1 -I went in for my yearly mammogram they called me back wanting a biopsy I had breast... READ MORE

I've had to wait for an entire year for my breasts to be replaced. I did a lot a research and praying and was lead to Dr. Theresa Wang and Dr. Sam Shih. I've been nothing but pleased from start to finish. Their office staff (Christy and Daisy) are just as awesome as are they. When I... READ MORE

Dr.Miles was recommended to me from the past chief surgeon of LLUMC because he was an excellent micro vascular surgeon to perform my DIEP breast reconstruct. He is a true artist and his caring nature to the patient and family is outstanding. I have held hands and prayed with him before ... READ MORE

I had a double mastectomy in June 2014. I had a revision after I had necrosis of the skin. I had tissue expanders that were being filled every 2-3 weeks, while I was on chemotherapy. I finished chemotherapy in March 2015. July 2015 I had my tissue expanders removed and my implants put in. I... READ MORE

I can't say enough great things about Dr. Tierney! He is an extremely skilled surgeon and a wonderful person. The first time I met with him (to discuss breast reconstruction following a nipple-sparing double mastectomy) I was impressed by his knowledge and his warm, caring nature. He took the... READ MORE

Had an abnormal mammogram which led to needle biopsy, excisional biopsy and lumpectomy. Biopsy confirmed DCIS. My surgeon recommends mastectomy and reconstruction. I am very scared... Have not met the plastic surgeon yet. My appointment is on 11/5. I'll get more information then. This came out... READ MORE

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November of 2015 and underwent a right sided skin sparing mastectomy and sentinel node biopsy in December 2015. My plastic surgeon placed a tissue expander under the muscle at the time of the mastectomy and filled it up after ward to 480cc over a period of... READ MORE

I had a preventive double breast mastectomy in 2014. Once it reach year after my mastectomy, I had a great desire to have breast reconstruction. The reasons were definitely personal, the way clothes fit, limited on the clothing I could wear and most of all when I would look at myself with no... READ MORE

Routine 1st mammogram had to return for second look biopsy for left breast then on August 2015 told breast cancer seen surgeon scheduled lymp node biopsy September all clear left side removed October no chemo or radiation only femara for 5 years overies removed December hormone receptive right... READ MORE

I was diagnosed with a Invasive Cell Carcinoma in June after finding a lump in my left breast while on vacation. The past 3 1/2 months have been grueling to say the least. There are so many tests and decisions to make. Before this, I never knew there were so many forms of breast cancer, or so... READ MORE

I got diagnosed with breast Cancer, I was 41 years, I chose to have double mastectomy. After undergoing all my treatment I thought yes I am now cancer free, but i spent a lots of times at home alone most of the days, two years after my treatment I become very depressed and hated my new body. I... READ MORE

Hello I wanted to write a review on the allergan natrelle inspira implants. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in oct 2015 at 28 I was advised to get masectomy on my infected left breast and my right to prevent future reoccurance as breast cancer runs very strong in my family. I was able to do... READ MORE

So, to start with, I was diagnosed with ILC breast cancer in my left breast on November 2nd. I had my annual mammogram performed a few weeks prior and the radiologist saw something a bit different from my last exam. We did an ultrasound which showed nothing conclusive so an aspiration or... READ MORE

July 2013 I underwent a bi-lateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction starting with expanders. Multiple surgeries followed but I am very happy with the final results. If any of you are facing this and you have questions, I don't mind sharing my experience at all, it's a difficult road... READ MORE

Unexpected consequences. I apologize if this is TMI, but I'm over the moon and had to share. My decision to have my second breast removed and reconstructed was made to prevent future breast cancer, but also for cosmetic reasons....so I could be symmetrical. A reconstructed one never changes, the... READ MORE

I was diagnosed with two different cancers in my right breast Feb 5,2015. After second opinions with surgeons and 2 ps, I have decided to have both breasts removed with delayed reconstruction. Since I had a tummy tuck previously, that type of reconstruction was off the table for me. It is my... READ MORE

I was diagnosed with cancer in March of 2013. I considered either having no reconstruction or reconstruction with implants. I chose two-stage reconstruction with implants. My timeline: May 2013 – Bilateral skin sparing mastectomy and tissue expander insertion. I work in an office and t... READ MORE

What a year 2015 has been. This is a very shortened version of what I wanted to write. I left out the doubts, fears, and quite a bit of the healing process. I can add that later. January 6, 2015, I have a biopsy of my right breast. That Friday, January 9th, I learn I have Lobular Carcinoma in... READ MORE

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How much does Breast Reconstruction cost?

The typical cost for Breast Reconstruction ranges from $1,000-$100,000 with an average cost of $16,125. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 794 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more