Breast Reconstruction in Dallas, TX
Breast reconstruction is something many women desire after losing a breast to cancer. Plano and Frisco area women who have undergone a mastectomy may want to consider breast reconstruction surgery performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles A. Wallace of Charles A. Wallace, MD.
What is Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction surgery is performed to recreate a breast that has been removed after a mastectomy. The exact technique will vary based upon the amount of tissue removed and a woman’s own anatomy. Some reconstructions require only a single procedure while others may involve multiple ones to rebuild the breast in phases rather than all at once.
Benefits of Breast Reconstruction
Losing a breast can be devastating for many women, who may feel unattractive after having one or both breasts removed. Self-esteem is a major factor for anyone suffering from cancer, as having a positive attitude and feeling good about oneself can go a long way toward promoting healing. As such, breast reconstruction can not only aid in the recovery process but will also help women get their lives back on track following a mastectomy.
Is Breast Reconstruction Right for Me?
The decision to undergo breast reconstruction is a personal one that should be made after carefully discussing this surgery with a doctor. Some women are able to undergo reconstruction right away while others may be advised to wait until after they have completed treatment. Many women wish to regain their former appearance while others proudly wear their missing breast as a badge of honor. If you are a woman who has suffered a loss in self-esteem after losing a breast, this surgery could be right for you.
Elements of a Breast Reconstruction
Each reconstruction surgery is performed differently. Dr. Wallace may use one or more of the following techniques to help reconstruct the breast:
- Adding implants
- Reforming muscle and skin tissue to create a mound
- Fat transfer
How much Does Breast Reconstruction Cost?
Once a treatment plan has been established, we will then be able to provide you with a cost. At that time, we will discuss our various financing options with you. Some of our breast reconstruction procedures may be covered by insurance, in which case we will do our best to ensure you receive all the benefits you are entitled to under your plan.
For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover®. Financing options are also available via Prosper® Healthcare Lending
After Your Breast Reconstruction
Dr. Wallace may place compression bandages over the top of your sutures or insert a tube to help with drainage. It is important for you to keep sutures and/or drainage tubes clean and dry. Upon your release, you will be given post-operative instructions, including a timeline for a follow-up visit. Please make sure you follow these instructions carefully and show up for all of your post-operative appointments.
Getting Back to Normal Following Breast Reconstruction
The full results of your surgery may not be fully visible for a few days to a few weeks afterwards. Gradually, you will get used to your new shape and will enjoy wearing clothing that compliments your figure.
If you live in Plano, Frisco or anywhere in Dallas, TX, and have lost one or both breasts to cancer or a debilitating injury, breast reconstruction surgery at Charles A. Wallace, MD could be right for you. Contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wallace today for a complimentary consultation!