After undergoing treatments for breast cancer and mastectomy, many of our Boulder patients opt for breast reconstruction surgery to restore symmetry to the body. While it is not a necessary surgery, breast cancer patients often find it to be an important part of the psychological healing process now that the physical healing from the cancer is well underway. Breast reconstruction can be a great way to restore confidence and move forward with a renewed sense of health and emotional well-being.
The board certified plastic surgeons at Boulder Plastic Surgery specialize in breast reconstruction specifically for breast cancer patients. Breasts reconstruction is different from traditional breast augmentation because it is not a strictly cosmetic procedure, requiring more complicated reconstruction. When the breast is removed during a mastectomy, there are varying degrees of how much tissue is left with which to work. Nipple and areola reconstruction is an option as well, to realize a more natural look. The physicians at Boulder Plastic Surgery will work with you to achieve what you want within the parameters of your body’s capability.
Time Frames and Costs
Often, it is best to get breast reconstruction surgery at the time of your mastectomy so you do not have to undergo multiple surgeries. However, for patients that are still undergoing cancer treatments or those unsure of how they’d like to proceed, breast reconstruction can happen almost any time after a mastectomy. The decision is up to you and your doctor.
The other good news about breast reconstruction is that insurance will usually cover a large portion of the costs since it is deemed a medically necessary reconstructivesurgery associated with breast cancer. Be sure to ask your insurance provider for specific details on how they cover breast reconstruction.
Schedule a Consultation at Boulder Plastic Surgery
Breast reconstruction surgery for Denver patients can be the final phase of your recovery after undergoing cancer treatments, and the physicians at Boulder Plastic Surgery want to help you get back to feeling and looking like yourself again. Schedule an appointment for a consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in breast reconstruction in cancer patients. Contact Boulder Plastic Surgery directly at 303-443-2277 or visit our office located at 2525 4th St. in Boulder, CO. The next phase of your recovery starts here!