Breast Reconstruction

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If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, removing part or all of the breast tissue may be necessary for your overall wellbeing. While this may be a difficult journey, knowing that you are not alone is essential. Dr. Naveen Ahuja specializes in using state-of-the-art techniques and strategies to minimize recovery time, pain, scars, and muscle disruption. Whether you plan to have immediate or delayed reconstruction, Dr. Naveen Ahuja is a double board-certified plastic surgeon in NYC who is uniquely skilled in the art of breast reconstruction and committed to helping you get back to your life.

Candidates For Reconstruction Surgery

All women that undergo breast removal or partial removal due to cancer are candidates for breast reconstruction. The type of reconstruction will vary based on medical conditions, tumor location, and the type of cancer.

Breast Reconstruction Process Explained

Breast Reconstruction Process Explained

The Consultation

Your journey will begin with an initial phone call with a team member to discuss your medical history and aesthetic goals and schedule your consultation.

The consultation itself will allow Dr. Naveen Ahuja to perform a physical examination, review medical images, and talk with you about your aesthetic goals. This appointment usually lasts for around half an hour and is an excellent opportunity to ask questions about the reconstruction, recovery, or anticipated results.

How Long Does The Procedure Take?

The amount of time required for breast reconstruction is highly variable, depending on the extent of reconstructive work needed. The procedure may take anywhere from one to six hours to complete.

What Is Surgery Like?

Breast surgery to remove cancer will occur first then Dr. Gandolfi will perform breast reconstruction using a combination of implants and fat transfer. Dr. Naveen Ahuja holds privileges in hospitals across NYC and New Jersey and works hand in hand with local breast surgeons.

What Kind Of Recovery Process Can I Expect?

Because breast reconstruction techniques are so varied, the reconstructive process varies as well. Most patients choose to go home the same day of their surgery. Depending on the stage, drains or surgical bras and garments may be used. Before being discharged, you will receive all the guidelines you need concerning diet, bathing, and caring for your incisions and drains. By carefully following these guidelines, you can minimize the visibility of your scarring and promote optimal results.

Other Things To Consider

Are There Any Risks Involved?

There can be risks associated with any surgical procedure, and the best way to minimize your risk is to ensure that you have the procedure performed by a highly trained and skilled surgeon. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Naveen Ahuja has helped countless patients regain natural-looking breasts following cancer surgery, and he always puts patient safety and wellbeing first.

How Much Does It Cost?

The costs associated with breast reconstruction can vary according to many different factors. A more specific estimate will be provided during your consultation, along with details on insurance or financing.

Does Insurance Cover Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is covered by all insurance policies by law. Financial responsibilities, however, vary by insurance plan.

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