Category Archives: Breast Reconstruction

Rewarding Reconstructive Surgery

Rewarding breast reconstruction surgery

I have worked as a plastic surgeon near Walnut Creek, California, since 1999 performing both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. A lot of surgeons do strictly cosmetic work, which can be very lucrative, but many also find value in reconstruction. Here’s why I find breast reconstruction such an integral part of a plastic surgery practice: It keeps me sharp. Complex reconstructive…

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Tummy Tuck for Breast Reconstruction? Not Really.

Tummy tuck surgeon from Fort Myers discusses combining the procedure with breast reconstruction or augmentation.

In this article from the Houston Chronicle, the author writes that a breast reconstruction patient (and breast cancer survivor) “likes that her breasts came, basically, via a tummy tuck.” While I support efforts in the media to educate women about breast reconstruction options, there’s a clear differentiation between the abdominal component of certain breast reconstruction procedures and a “tummy tuck”…

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The Stories Behind Breast Reconstruction

More than other types procedures I perform at my plastic surgery practice in Chicago, breast reconstruction is an emotional roller coaster. Breast cancer can rob a woman of her well-being, her peace of mind, and her sense of femininity. Restoring the breasts after a cancer battle or even an injury can do wonders to make a woman feel like herself…

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What’s the Takeaway From Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

October has passed, and it’s time to reflect on what we learned from this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As in many years, we saw inspirational stories of survivors and heard amazing tallies of all the funds raised at walks, runs, and other charity events nationwide. But what really struck me this time was all the talk of breast reconstruction.…

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Does Insurance Cover Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction patients I see at my Irvine plastic surgery practice often wonder how they will pay for their surgeries. Federal law actually requires insurance companies to cover reconstructive surgery after mastectomy, as well as any procedures on the unaffected breast for the purpose of symmetry. Knowing what is generally covered by insurance can alleviate some of the stress associated…

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