Before & After

BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
     ● Immediate or Delayed 
       Breast Reconstruction
     ● Reconstructive Timeline
     ● DIEP Flap
     ● PAP Flap
     ● Tissue Expanders & Implants
     ● Direct to Implant
     ● Lumpectomy Reconstruction
 
ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES
     ● Nipple Reconstruction
     ● Symmetry Surgery
     ● Breast Fat Grafting
     ● Revision Surgery
     ● Lymphedema Surgery
 
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
     ● Choosing Not to Have
       Reconstruction
     ● Young Women with Breast
       Cancer
     ● Patients with High BMI
     ● BRCA 1 & BRCA 2
     ● Advanced Breast Cancer
 
BREAST CANCER
     ● Lumpectomy or Mastectomy
     ● Skin Sparing Mastectomy
     ● Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
     ● Prophylactic Mastectomy
     ● Radiation Therapy
     ● Chemotherapy
     ● Hormone Therapy
 
 
 

Symmetry Surgery

The goal of breast reconstruction is to make the reconstructed breast look natural and symmetric with your healthy breast.  In some cases the best result is achieved by performing surgery on the other healthy breast as well.  Symmetry can be achieved by making the healthy breast larger with an implant, smaller with a breast reduction, or by lifting the breast with a mastopexy.  Following mastectomy reconstruction, this balancing procedure is typically done in a separate operation after you have had a chance to heal from breast reconstruction.  In lumpectomy reconstruction the symmetry procedure, on the healthy breast, can typically be done at the same time as the reconstruction.

Copyright © Wojciech Dec, M.D.    |   100 East 77th Street • New York, NY 10075    |    (212) 390-8400  

Specializing in Breast Reconstruction and Microsurgery

Center for Breast Surgery at

Lenox Hill Hospital

  

Call for Appointment

(212) 390-8400