After a mastectomy, many women feel a deep loss. Breast reconstruction in Westchester with Dr. Reinblatt can alleviate some of these feelings, and restore your sense of wholeness and femininity after fighting cancer.

The immense benefits of breast reconstruction

  • Restore your feelings of femininity
  • Feel like yourself again
  • Eliminate the need to wear breast prosthesis
  • Increase your self-esteem and body confidence
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What do reconstructed breasts look and feel like?

Visible lines will be present on the breasts, but they will fade with time

Reconstructed breasts won't have the same sensation as your original breasts

If only one breast is being reconstructed, Dr. Reinblatt will ensure that it looks like the opposite side

Did You Know?

It is estimated that one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

The timeline: When should you have reconstruction?

Many women choose to have reconstruction at the same time as their mastectomy. This is known as immediate reconstruction. As soon as the breast is removed, Dr. Reinblatt will step in to reconstruct your chest.

It is also possible to have your reconstruction months or years after your first surgery. This is known as delayed or secondary reconstruction. This may be appropriate if your cancer treatment involves radiation and chemotherapy. These treatments can affect the size, color, texture and appearance of your reconstructed breast, so you will likely want to wait until they are complete.

Unhappy with your first breast reconstruction?

Dr. Reinblatt also sees Westchester patients who are unhappy with the results of their first breast reconstruction with another surgeon. In these cases, common complaints include:

  • Large scars

    Asymmetry

    Poorly positioned implants

  • Capsular contracture

    Hollow areas

    Divots

If this occurs, Dr. Reinblatt will perform a revision reconstruction. She will identify the precise changes that need to be made to address your complaints and create the chest you want and deserve.

Types of breast reconstruction surgeries

With Dr. Reinblatt, you have three main options in terms of breast reconstruction surgeries: tissue expanders, flap reconstruction and fat grafting:

Tissue Expanders

With this approach, tissue expanders are placed beneath the skin and Dr. Reinblatt will add saline to the expanders once a week to stretch the area. Once the skin is sufficiently stretched, Dr. Reinblatt will perform a two-stage procedure to remove the expander and replace it with a permanent breast implant.

Tissue Expanders

Flap Reconstruction

Flap reconstruction involves taking muscle, tissue, skin and fat from another area of the body and using these elements to construct a new breast mound. The donor site can be the abdomen, back, buttock or thigh, and the incisions will be well-concealed along the bra line. If necessary, a breast implant can be placed underneath the flap.

Flap Reconstruction

Fat Grafting

Also known as a fat transfer, fat grafting is a new reconstruction technique that's popular among many of Dr. Reinblatt's Westchester patients. It involves removing fat from the thighs, belly or butt via liposuction. From there, Dr. Reinblatt will process and re-inject the fat into the breasts to create a new chest.

Fat Grafting

The recovery: What to expect

Do not sleep on your side or stomach for the first week

Take your pain medication and antibiotics as directed

You can expect bruising and swelling for up to eight weeks

It can take a year or longer for the area to fully heal and for your scars to fade

Avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks

Let's Get Together

For many women, reconstruction is a way of reclaiming their bodies after fighting breast cancer. Contact Dr. Reinblatt's office today to schedule a consultation for one of the best surgeries of breast reconstruction Westchester has to offer.

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