Breast Reconstruction in Savannah, GA
Have you undergone a breast surgery such as mastectomy or lumpectomy? If so, a breast reconstruction procedure at Savannah Plastic Surgery can help you restore wholeness to the breasts. We are proud to offer this treatment to patients living in Savannah and the nearby cities of Chatham County, GA.
What is a Breast Reconstruction?
A breast reconstruction is a surgical technique that is used to restore shape and symmetry to the breast after a procedure like a mastectomy or lumpectomy. These procedures are often involved in the treatment of breast cancer, although they may also be performed for other reasons. Many patients choose to have a breast reconstruction to restore their sense of wholeness and femininity after the removal of part or all of a breast. For many patients, this is also the final step in breast cancer treatment, and signifies the end of a difficult journey. Breast reconstruction combines surgical techniques with breast augmentation to create results that look and feel as natural as possible.
How Much Does a Breast Reconstruction Cost?
The cost of a breast reconstruction at Savannah Plastic Surgery can vary, but is often covered by health insurance. The exact cost of your treatment will depend on variables that include your treatment goals and the extent of treatment necessary to achieve those results. During your consultation, we will discuss these factors in order to develop a personalized treatment plan and provide you with the exact cost of treatment. We can also determine your eligibility for health insurance coverage at this time. To learn more about our insurance policies or your payment options, please refer to our financing and insurance page.
What is the Breast Reconstruction Treatment Like?
The breast reconstruction procedure is performed in our surgicenter and begins with using the appropriate anesthetic, ensuring that our patients receive a safe and comfortable treatment. The exact approach for a breast reconstruction will vary significantly depending on the patient's treatment goals and current condition. Therefore, the best way to discuss the specifics of treatment is to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors. There are several techniques that can be involved in breast reconstruction. While breast augmentation is usually an option, many procedures involve flap reconstruction. This involves taking skin and tissue from another part of the body and moving it to the breasts, providing healthy, natural tissue in the treatment area. Common donor sites include the thigh, buttocks, and upper back.
What is the Breast Reconstruction Recovery Like?
After a breast reconstruction, you can expect to experience bruising, soreness, and fatigue for several days. You will be required to wear a surgical bra for several weeks until swelling and bruising diminishes. Beyond this, your symptoms and recovery experience can vary significantly based on your particular treatment approach. You should expect to take about one week off from work and other activities. Additionally, avoid lifting, exercise, or any other strenuous activities for at least one month after surgery.
What Breast Reconstruction Results Can I Expect?
The results from the breast lift procedure will be noticeable immediately, but it may take a few weeks or months for all swelling to subside and for the full results to become visible. Once the breast reconstruction procedure is performed, the results are permanent.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation and discuss your breast reconstruction procedure with one of our doctors. We proudly serve the residents of Savannah and the surrounding areas of Chatham County, including those in Brunswick, Hinesville, and Bluffton, Georgia.