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Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction helps to restore a woman’s sense of body image after facing breast cancer

Treatment, and can also enhance self-esteem, self-confidence, a sense of femininity

What is Breast Reconstruction?

There are several techniques possible for breast reconstruction, and the best choice for your body can be decided between you and your surgeon. With this procedure, an expander can be placed to restore the appearance of your breasts, or the patient can choose to do a flap reconstruction. This means that tissue is taken from one part of the body to recreate the appearance of the breasts. Dr. Mickel recommends that for this decision, you schedule a consultation where you can review, in-depth the entire procedure for all of your options. Contact our Monroe Louisiana office to setup a time to review your choices for breast reconstruction.

Breast reconstruction is a very personal decision and process for each individual. We are dedicated not only to performing safe and efficient breast reconstruction procedures, but also to incorporating the latest aesthetic techniques to maximize the final appearance of the reconstructive work.

Reconstruction of the breast involves recreating the breast form following its removal for cancer. Although the reconstruction will not function just like a normal breast, restoration of the breast form and recreation of symmetry has many immeasurable psychological and quality-of-life benefits.

Breast reconstruction helps to restore a woman’s sense of body image after facing breast cancer treatment, and can also enhance self-esteem and self-confidence, a sense of femininity and being complete as a woman. For delayed reconstructions, another unique advantage is that breast reconstruction enables a woman to permanently discard her external prosthesis!

While facing breast cancer and all the potential treatment that accompanies it can be overwhelming, we aim to help make the breast reconstruction journey as Positive as possible for our patients! Reconstruction of the breast can be empowering, and even fun! Recent advances in surgery that preserve the nipple, use Microsurgery, and specialized single-stage implant techniques allow for exciting, state-of-the-art options that were not available even a few years ago.

What to Expect Following Breast Reconstruction Surgery?

The new breasts will usually be bandaged immediately following the procedure, and full recovery takes about one month. A tube to drain excess fluids may be necessary immediately following the procedure, as well. Scarring from breast reconstruction surgery is minimal because of the natural placement for incisions.

What’s next?

For more information on breast reconstruction surgery and for a consultation with Dr. Mickel, please contact our office by phone at (318)388-2050

Dr. Mickel is an artist. He is a detail person. He designs, studies and creates. Dr. Mickel and his staff handled everything from insurance to recuperation needs. This procedure gave me my life back. I felt whole again.


Before and After Photos of Breast Reconstruction

Seeing is believing. Click the link above to view a selection of Breast Reconstruction Before and After photos from patients who have allowed us to share their before and after photos on our web site. If you choose Mickel Plastic Surgery, we will select additional before and after images from our large selection of plastic surgery patient photos for you to study as you consider your options. We hope you enjoy this opportunity to see the possibilities of Breast Reconstruction cosmetic surgery in Monroe LA.