Breast Reconstruction in Lexington, KY
Breast reconstruction, performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William L. Dowden at Dowden Plastic Surgery for women living in Lexington, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas of Kentucky, attempts to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance, and size following mastectomy.
What is Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is a type of surgery for women who have had one or both of their breasts removed, due to a mastectomy. The surgery normally rebuilds the breast tissue to approximately the same size and shape as it was before the breast was removed. Breast reconstruction often includes creating a nipple and areola for a more natural appearance.
Benefits of Breast Reconstruction
- Can help you feel more comfortable about how you look.
- Restores a sense of wholeness or a psychological and physical sense of feeling complete.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reconstruction?
Because all forms of breast reconstruction do involve surgery, it is important that the patient is healthy and able to undergo anesthesia. The patient’s current scarring, body type, and desired outcome will determine exactly what can and cannot be done. Dr. Dowden will discuss your specific options for breast reconstruction as when you come in for your complimentary consultation.
What Can I Expect After Breast Reconstruction Surgery?
During the surgery, the patient is most often put under a general anesthetic, although in some cases, a local anesthetic is used along with intravenous sedation. When the procedure is complete, the incisions are bandaged, the breasts are wrapped, and the chest is supported with a special bra. The patient will normally need extra rest for the first week or two after surgery–after this point, the doctor will discuss further recovery measures.
How Much Does a Breast Reconstruction Surgery Cost in Lexington?
Breast reconstruction prices can vary quite a bit from one case to another. A member of our staff will be happy to work with you and help determine your needs as well as explain what payment plans we have available. After a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Dowden, you will have a better idea of what the final cost may be for your breast reconstruction surgery. We offer financing and accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.
If you want to learn more or have any questions about breast reconstruction procedures, contact us at 859-274-4201. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have about plastic surgery and help you schedule a consultation. Dowden Plastic Surgery serves patients throughout Lexington, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas of Kentucky.