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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Breast Reconstruction

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After a mastectomy, many women find that breast reconstruction can be an important step in their physical, mental and emotional recovery – helping them to feel better by restoring what cancer took away. At St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery our team knows that for many cancer survivors, breast reconstructive surgery is essential to healing.

St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery offers a variety of breast reconstruction options, including nipple and areola recreation. Our physicians will discuss your options so you can select the one that best fits your lifestyle and desired outcome.

Options include:

  • Breast implants filled with saline or silicone
  • Breasts rebuilt using skin, fat and sometimes muscle from your own body. These are called flap procedures, which includes DIEP (deep inferior epigastric artery perforator)
  • A combination of these methods

Breast reconstruction is covered by insurance.

DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator) Breast Reconstruction
An advanced microsurgical technique, DIEP breast reconstruction uses tissue from your abdomen to rebuild the breast lost. Among its advantages, DIEP doesn’t require maintenance or repeat surgery, which often occurs with breast implants.

Breast Reduction
Heavy breasts can cause a number of health issues including neck and back pain. When your health is affected, many insurance plans cover breast reduction procedures.