Women who have undergone a mastectomy often find there is one thing standing between them and complete healing: breast reconstruction. Dr. Raymond D. Jean of Main Line Plastic Surgery is proud to provide compassionate support and skilled surgical care to women pursuing reconstruction after breast cancer treatment.
We proudly offer breast reconstruction surgery to patients in Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, and other nearby areas in Pennsylvania.
What Is Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is a rebuilding of the breast once it has been fully or partially removed. Modern surgical techniques allow for a very natural looking breast that closely matches the other one. A variety of methods are used to reconstruct the breast, including fat transfer, skin flap techniques, and breast implants.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reconstruction?
If you have lost one or both breasts due to cancer, injury, or another illness, or have had part of your breast removed due to a lumpectomy, you should consider breast reconstructive surgery performed by Dr. Jean. Board-certified in plastic surgery, Dr. Jean is familiar with the latest breast reconstruction techniques and can come up with a plan to help you look and feel as much like your old self as possible.
Planning Your Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Breast reconstruction surgery must often be scheduled around other surgeries or treatments. As such, we will work closely with your oncologist when coming up with a treatment plan.
How Is Breast Reconstruction Performed?
There are so many different methods available that it would be impossible to tell you which one Dr. Jean will use. The only way to determine which one is best for you is to undergo a thorough exam and discuss your goals, two things that will take place during your initial consultation.
What to Expect* after Breast Reconstruction
You will notice more volume right after surgery; however, it may take a few weeks for you to realize the full effects. Some breast reconstructions require more than one procedure, in which case you will notice a slight bit of improvement following each one.
Recovering from Breast Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction is often a rather detailed procedure that typically requires general anesthesia and an overnight stay in the hospital. You could also need medication to help manage your discomfort for a few days after your release.
If you have lost one or both of your breasts, we understand that you are grieving and may even suffer a loss in self-esteem. Let us help you get back on track with a breast reconstruction performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raymond D. Jean.
Here at Main Line Plastic Surgery, we see patients in Philadelphia, Villanova, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, and other nearby areas in Pennsylvania. We look forward to meeting you during your consultation. Give us a call at 484-222-0010 to get started.
* Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the procedure, and the aftercare program.