Breast Reconstruction

When faced with the possibility or diagnosis of breast cancer, removing the cancer and surviving are top priorities. While it is often the best option for a woman’s health, losing one or both breasts can affect both physical and emotional wellbeing and can leave patients feeling disappointed with their appearance, confidence and femininity. For women who are struggling to adjust to the loss of their breasts, breast reconstruction may be able to help.

At Chatham Plastic Surgery, we are passionate about empowering women to feel more comfortable and confident about their body. For breast cancer patients, Dr. Pearl understands that your journey to recovery is an involved and challenging one, filled with both emotional and physical obstacles. He will be by your side the whole way. His mother was a breast cancer survivor and he cares for each breast cancer patient far beyond just their surgical outcome. When you are ready to achieve a more natural body shape and a happier, healthier state of mind, our dedicated team of surgeons and specialists is here to guide you through the process. Through breast reconstruction surgery, Dr. Pearl aims to help you reclaim your feminine beauty, identity and sense of self.

What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction surgery uses breast implants or natural body tissue to restore shape and volume to your breast area. Dr. Pearl uses expanders and implants for breast reconstruction. Whether you have undergone a single or double mastectomy, a breast reconstruction allows you to rebuild proportional, natural-looking breasts that can help you feel like yourself again. While reconstructed breasts do not look exactly what they are designed to replace, breast reconstruction can restore your feminine curves and help you achieve a natural, attractive figure and good sense of self.

Options for Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction surgery is a versatile procedure that can be customized to the needs, body shape and aesthetic goals of each patient. During your consultation, Dr. Pearl will take the time to understand your reasons for treatment, the results you hope to achieve, and your current stage of recovery. Part of your reconstructive journey will be dictated by what the breast surgeon, medical oncologist, and radiation oncologist decide is necessary to treat your cancer. Based on this information, Dr, Pearl will create an individualized surgical plan that details the steps of the procedure, the expected results and the recovery process.

The three main approaches to breast reconstruction are:

  • Breast implants
  • Autologous tissue transfer
  • Fat grafting with implants
  • Predictable and reliable outcomes
  • Breast symmetry

Is breast reconstruction covered by insurance?

Whether your reconstruction is performed immediately after your mastectomy, or years down the road, your health insurance plan should cover it. The 1998 Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act requires all group health plans that pay for mastectomy, to also cover prostheses and reconstructive procedures. This includes procedures that may be needed further down the line to revise and refine your reconstructed breasts, or to create symmetry and balance between your breasts. Please note that Medicare does cover breast reconstruction, while Medicaid coverage can vary from state to state. For more information, please contact our office.

Schedule Your Consultation with Expert Breast Surgeon Dr. Carl Pearl in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Pearl is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the residents of Savannah, Georgia and beyond. He has performed countless breast surgeries for women seeking to enhance the appearance of their breasts and rediscover their femininity. He specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery Breast reconstruction is a highly customizable procedure that can be tailored specifically to your needs, body shape and aesthetic goals. With a focus on holistic results, Dr. Pearl takes every measure to ensure your breasts balance with your unique figure and produce a smooth, harmonious appearance. Drawing on the latest cosmetic techniques, he can help you restore both your feminine physique and identity and ultimately improve your quality of life.

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