Need a Breast reconstruction/Correction Surgeon any recommendations please and rough costs? (photos)
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In the US, usually your insurance would cover any reconstruction surgery. The information would need to be sent to your insurance company for pre authorization. If you are from Canada, I am not sure how that would work with your insurance.
A breast lift on the left side would also be necessary.
Need a breast reconstruction/correction surgeon - any recommendations please, and rough costs? (photos)
After radiation, you have an increased rate of complications including wound problems, infections, thinning of the tissue, and decreased vascularity to the skin/tissue of the area. The best method to reconstruct a breast following radiation therapy is with a flap. The flap, which is skin, fat, and sometimes muscle, will serve to bring in healthy, well-vascularized tissue to the chest/breast area that will significantly ameliorate the radiation issues compounding the problem. Microsurgical perforator flaps (such as the DIEP flap and SGAP/IGAP flap) are the newest and most-innovative procedures in breast reconstruction today. As these are muscle-sparing flaps, the pain, morbidity, and complications such as those above, of these procedures are much less. They are highly-complex procedures that few plastic surgeons performed and consult with one who is well-versed, trained, and skilled in these procedures if you are interested.
You are a candidate for other procedures, if you are willing to continue with your journey for a reconstructed breast. The decision to continue with this will be your decision and what you are willing to go through. There are risks and benefits with everything that we do in Surgery - discuss the various options with a board certified plastic surgeon who will educate you on all of the options and help you to decided if breast reconstruction or which procedure will be best for you. Consult with a plastic surgeon adept at breast reconstruction and discuss ALL of the options available. Costs will vary amongst surgeon and geographic location - often times, given your history, it should be covered by insurance. Hope that this helps and best wishes!
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It seems the reconstructed breast is too wide, Possibly too wide of an implant, and too high, and maybe too big. Had fat necrosis with indent, that can be corrected, many options available depending on the physical examination and plan of future surgery. The normal breast needed a lift with or without the implant depending on your desired size and shape.
Would start with the mastectomy side, correct to achieve the desired result. Implant change and adjust the envelope accordingly. Then match the opposite side to the reconstructed side.
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