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 am now 6 years out from my breast cancer with reconstruction. I elected to have a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. I have never regret having this done and have always been very happy with my results. Dr. Tierney was and still a wonderful doctor and very good at what he does. I would... READ MORE

I've lurked on the site but this is my first time posting about myself. Here goes....I guess my journey began back in 2002 when I was originally diagnosed with BC. I went through a radical lumpectomy, 4 rounds of AC (Adriamycin Cytosin) and 6 weeks of radiation. I was diagnosed as an early... READ MORE

I had a double mastectomy and chose to have reconstruction. I am so happy that my breast cancer surgeon referred me to Dr Heck he and his staff are so amazing with the care they have given me. I am very happy with the outcome. My confidence level and self-esteem have both improved. I can't... READ MORE

On July 8th of this year I had a breast reconstruction with THE best doctor ever. I had a difference in size on my breasts one was a size D and the other was a DD, I spent my whole teen years struggling finding the right bathing suits and the right clothing that didn't show the difference.... READ MORE

This cancer nightmare started July 2014. Let me start by telling you I went to my doc asking for ultrasound of right breast because I had a lot of pain. I was told it can't be cancer because pain is not a sign (BULL). I preferred ultrasound as going thru peri menopause I was so tender I knew I... READ MORE

Breast Reconstruction My second stage II breast reconstruction for dcis grade 3 b/c, is good to go with talented, (board certification+experience) soft spoken, ( concerned +focused )micro-surgeon Dr Gupta. He will complete a reduction and lift on both breast. Finding that trust we placed... READ MORE

After cancer robs you of many things including your breast, reconstruction is a way of feeling whole again. I had two-stage reconstruction. At the time of my mastectomy I had tissue expanders inserted. After weekly "fills" of saline water I am now at my chosen size and I am awaiting implants in... READ MORE

In 2011, I had a mass removed that was precancerous from my right breast. My mother and sister had each had breast cancer twice. I was tempted at that time to do bilateral mastectomy as a preventative measure. I went to see a local plastic surgeon who showed me after pictures that horrified me.... READ MORE

After going thru a nightmare for a year with another surgeon (not associated with Dr. Harper or Charlotte Plastic Surgery) Dr. Harper came to the rescue. He spent 4 hours making my breast perfect! He has the best bed side manner and is so polite. Doctor of The Year Award would be pretty close!!... READ MORE

Im a wife/ mother of 2. Just had my surgery a week ago today. I had a double mastectomy with expanders put in (200cc) i have 2 drainage tubes that are still in but have a feeling tomorrow they will be taken out since there is not much draining out anymore. They don't bother me as much as my... READ MORE

In December 2014, I was diagnosed with two types of breast tumors that could ultimately kill me. I was working with a breast surgeon in my area to plan out the steps of recovery. It has been a very physical and emotional road, but I am gratefully on the other end. Within the last 9 months, I... READ MORE

My doctor found some small lumps in my right breast during a routine pap. After a mammogram and an ultrasound I was scheduled for a biopsy. After biopsy I was diagnosed with DCIS in the right breast. I opted for a double mastectomy because cancer runs in my family. I've seen and heard about... READ MORE

Happy that I did it and the result are coming along just beautiful, breast implant on both sides due to cancer and tummy tuck done latter a few months ago. I had a great team of doctors in San Diego. insurance paid for most of the cost and could not have done it on my own with the support of... READ MORE

Dr. Baron and Dr. Craigie came HIGHly recommended by an entire group of women, whose experiences encompassed the spectrum of bc and many w implant problems that had to be corrected by Dr. Craigie. After my bi-mast and axillary (via dr baron), dr Craigie placed expanders that DONT hurt at all! If... READ MORE

Being diagnosed with breast cancer at 34 years old can be overwhelming. I was ex with a very aggressive high grade DCIS in my left breast on 08/28/14. I decided to undergoe double mastectomy with TE reconstruction on 10/21/14. I hope to be able to support and encourage anyone with the same fears... READ MORE

U decide. I am in so much pain all the time. I can't sleep on them, I can't lay on them. They hurt when I swim they hurt when I try to work out they hurt when I do housecleaning. They are constantly on my mind and I am constantly trying to hide them. It is so embarrassing. I look like a freak. I... READ MORE

Hello Ladies! Ever since I started my reconstruction process, I tried finding pictures of large women out there who have been through this same experience, in order to get a better understanding of the implant options. I could find some posts but not a lot of pictures so, here I am sharing my... READ MORE

My motivation was to see if cold caps work and to be in control of something- keeping my hair during a time where I'm going to feel sick, months and months of chemo, surgery, losing a part of my body, having radiation, and possibly going in to early menopause. My motivation was not to have... READ MORE

Dr.Kelishadi is irreplaceable. 3 months post op second reconstruction post breast cancer / mastectomy . One visit and he worked a miracle . I don't cry anymore when I see my scars . I look in the mirror and love who he made me ....whole again. The best there is , and a human being like no other... READ MORE

I have suffered Symastia (uni~boob) for the majority of my adult life it is very Complex to repair and finding a doctor who is familiar with repairing it is not easy. I found Dr. Paul Chasan from a google search of Symastia I actually jumped for joy when I first found a name for my condition,... READ MORE

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How much does Breast Reconstruction cost?

The typical cost for Breast Reconstruction ranges from $800-$100,000 with an average cost of $15,825. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 786 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more