Experienced Breast Reconstruction Surgeons Near Me
Innovative Breast Reconstruction Procedures
As part of our commitment to providing the best care for our patients, our medical team at The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction always strives to stay on top of the latest surgical techniques and offer state-of-the-art breast reconstruction surgeries.
Our surgeons are experts in the field of microsurgical breast reconstruction, providing our patients with innovative surgical options and excellent results. Using advanced imaging technology to better understand breast flap physiology, we continue to maintain our success rate of over 99%.
We understand that breast reconstruction is a personal journey, so we always strive to create an environment of compassion and understanding. Our surgeons take the time to discuss all available options, so each patient can make an informed decision about their treatment plan. We also ensure that our patients receive the postoperative support and recovery resources they need to help them achieve their desired results.
If you are looking for experienced breast reconstruction specialists, The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction is here to help! Contact us today to learn more about our breast reconstruction services and book your appointment.
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New Breast Reconstruction Techniques
- Stacked DIEP & GAP Flaps: A “stacked” flap uses tissue from both sides of the abdomen (stacked DIEP) or from both buttocks (stacked GAP) to reconstruct one breast. This procedure allows women with less excess tissue to have natural breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
- ICAP & TDAP Flaps: The ICAP (Intercostal Artery Perforator) flap uses tissue from the underarm area to reconstruct the breasts, while tissue is taken from the upper back at the bra line to form the TDAP (Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator) flap. These flaps are smaller than DIEP or GAP flaps, so they are often used during revision surgeries to fix deformities of the reconstructed or natural breast. These flaps can also reconstruct partial defects resulting from lumpectomy procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good candidate for a stacked DIEP or GAP flap procedure?
There are a number of factors that our surgeons keep in mind when helping patients select a procedure. Body shape and tissue availability, as well are your expectations and preferences as a patient, are all important considerations. During your consultation, your surgeon will assess your situation and provide you with the best options available for your specific needs.
Will I have visible scars after ICAP or TDAP flap reconstruction?
Though all flap-based reconstruction surgeries involve incisions, which will result in some scarring, our team of experienced surgeons strives to minimize the visibility of scars by placing incisions strategically. Over time, scars tend to fade and can be further reduced with scar management techniques.
Will my insurance cover TDAP and ICAP flap breast reconstruction near me?
At The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction, we're proud to accept insurance plans for most major providers in our area. Thanks to the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA), most group insurance plans that cover mastectomies are also required to cover breast reconstruction surgery. We advise our patients to contact their insurance provider before scheduling an appointment to discuss coverage and costs.
How can I get started with the best reconstructive specialists near me?
Starting your journey with The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction is as easy as picking up the phone or filling out our easy-to-use online form! Our experienced team is happy to answer any questions and help book your consultation with one of our top breast reconstruction specialists. Contact us to get started!