Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Expert surgical procedures to restore the breast’s appearance and function after trauma or cancer treatment, ensuring natural results and patient satisfaction.

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure designed to recreate a natural-looking breast or breasts after mastectomy, congenital issues, or other conditions that may have affected the breast’s appearance.

Physical Restoration: Breast reconstruction primarily aims to restore the physical appearance of the breast, helping individuals regain their sense of self. By recreating a breast mound, it enables a more symmetrical appearance, addressing the unevenness that might have arisen due to breast cancer surgery or congenital conditions.

Enhanced Clothing Choices: One practical benefit is the expanded wardrobe options it affords. With reconstructed breasts, individuals no longer need to navigate the complexities of prosthesis selection or specialty bras. They can confidently choose clothing that suits their style, without the constant consideration of concealing breast irregularities.


Is Breast Reconstruction Surgery Right For Me?

The breast reconstruction process begins with a thorough consultation to discuss your goals and evaluate your medical history. Based on your circumstances, we’ll choose between implant or tissue reconstruction, and the surgery typically involves incisions, tissue manipulation, and, if necessary, nipple reconstruction in a separate procedure. Specific surgical details will be discussed during our consultation for your clarity.

Am I the Ideal candidate?

Breast reconstruction is a deeply personal decision, and whether it’s the right choice for you depends on various factors. If you’ve undergone a mastectomy, have concerns about breast asymmetry due to cancer or congenital reasons, or seek to restore your breasts following medical challenges, reconstruction could be a suitable option.

An ideal candidate for breast reconstruction encompasses individuals who have undergone mastectomy, lumpectomy, or have congenital breast concerns. If you are in overall good health and have realistic expectations about the procedure, you are likely a suitable candidate. Factors such as your general health, cancer treatment plan, and specific goals will guide us in tailoring the most appropriate approach to achieve your desired results.

After Breast Surgery

After breast reconstruction surgery, recovery timelines differ by technique. Implant-based reconstruction involves a shorter hospital stay and a few weeks of recovery before resuming daily activities. Tissue-based reconstruction has a longer hospital stay and a recovery period of about four to five weeks. During recovery, avoid strenuous activities for six to eight weeks, and we’ll provide necessary medications for your comfort.

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Frequently Asked

Questions about Breast Reconstruction?

We encourage patients to ask all the questions they have on their mind when considering a procedure like surgery. We’ve listed the most-asked questions below for breast reconstruction.

What is breast reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is a personalised surgical process to restore the shape of the breast.

What are the options for breast reconstruction?

 Options include implants, using your own tissue, or a combination of both.

When can I consider breast reconstruction?

You can opt for immediate reconstruction at the time of mastectomy or delayed reconstruction after recovery from your initial mastectomy.  This decision is often made in conjunction with your oncologist and breast surgeon, and depends on the need for other treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. 

How long is the recovery period for breast reconstruction?

Recovery varies by technique, with implant reconstruction taking about 3-4 weeks and tissue reconstruction about 6-8 weeks.

Are there different types of breast implants for reconstruction?

Yes, there are various implant options, each with its own characteristics.  The choice will most likely be dependent on your unique anatomical needs. 

Does Medicare cover the cost of breast reconstruction?

Most breast reconstructions for medical reasons (such as breast cancer) are eligible for rebates from Medicare and health funds.

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

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