Breast Reconstructive Surgery

Breast Reconstruction Dallas, TXDue to medical concerns or overall dissatisfaction with the breasts you were born with, breast reconstruction is actually quite an accessible way to get the breasts you have always wanted. Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins at JHopkins Plastic Surgery ensures that a breast reconstruction addresses your specific needs when it comes to your ideal bust.

Risks of Breast Reconstruction

When addressing a breast reconstruction surgery, most patients want to know the risks. However, this surgery is no different in its risks than any other surgery, which may include infection and/or an extended healing time, but that comes with the territory. What sets this surgery apart from the others is the outcome. The reward is phenomenal: a patient can regain identity and self-esteem through a breast reconstruction done right.

Best Candidates for a Breast Surgery

Some of the best candidates for a breast reconstructive surgery are those who find dissatisfaction with their current breasts and have the ability to objectively determine if they want new ones. The patient who is fully aware and able to assess clearly is the perfect candidate. The patient must know what takes place during the surgery, as well as what the expected outcome will be. This procedure is not a fly-by-night rushed one; it is a calculated surgery that addresses breast needs.

The Breast Reconstruction Procedure

The entire goal of breast reconstruction surgery is to either restore one or both of the breasts to their normal appearance, shape, or size after a mastectomy, lumpectomy, or other significant trauma has been experienced. The procedure often involves multiple surgeries that are performed in stages that begin with a mastectomy. Most surgeons will either utilize implant-based reconstruction or flap reconstruction, depending on the desires of the patient.

For breast reconstruction, patients can expect to visit the office over a period of 4 to 6 months following their procedure, depending on the exact nature of the surgery. Your surgeon will help you decide which is the best fit for your needs, though. The most common is a breast implant, which adds a silicone breast implant underneath the skin to produce a rounder, fuller appearance to aid in the reconstruction process. Again, the choice will be yours to make with your surgeon.

Breast Reconstruction Surgery Cost

Are you considering breast reconstruction surgery? If so, you might wonder about the potential cost of the surgery. In general, this type of surgery can cost anywhere between $25,000 and $60,000. With that being said, the average cost is reported to be around $16,000.

The cost of your surgery will vary based on a few different factors. Your location, for example, will impact the cost. Your specific surgeon and the complexity of the procedure will both also affect your surgery’s cost.

Contact Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins to get a more specific idea of breast reconstruction surgery costs, and to hear more about our top-quality breast reconstruction services!

Types of Reconstructive Breast Surgery

There are several different types of reconstructive breast surgery. The type you choose will depend entirely upon your specific needs. For example, your surgeon may decide to use tissue from other parts of your body, such as your thighs, buttocks, back, or midsection. This is referred to as flap reconstruction. Another common type of breast reconstruction makes use of an implant. Nipple reconstruction is another type — typically, the surgeon will conduct a nipple reconstruction a few months after the breast reconstruction. You may also decide to have enhancing surgery on your natural breasts.

Do you have further questions about the types of reconstructive breast surgery? If so, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins today for more information!

Breast Reconstruction Surgery Recovery

If you’re planning to undergo breast reconstruction surgery, you need to know what to expect during the recovery period. First, note that your surgeon will cover your incision(s) in bandages or gauze. You will wear this bandage home. Your surgeon will also, most likely, give you a support bra. This can help to reduce swelling and decrease pain. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to care for your body after surgery. You should certainly feel free to ask questions during this time.

Do you have more questions about the recovery period after breast reconstruction surgery? You don’t have to wait until you meet with your surgeon — don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins today for more information!

Finding the Right Reconstruction Size for You

The beauty in a breast reconstruction is that you are in control. Your bustline is no longer determined by gravity, illness, or age. Instead, your breasts are yours for the owning. J Hopkins Plastic Surgery will help you regain body positivity!

How long does it take to recover from breast reconstruction surgery?

If you’re preparing to undergo breast reconstruction surgery, it’s important to be well-informed about what this procedure entails. At the same time, you should know what to expect from your recovery. It takes most patients anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks to recover from this procedure. In terms of immediate follow-up, most patients stay in the hospital between 1 and 6 days. The length of your stay will depend on the exact type of procedure you had. Flap procedures generally involve a longer recovery time than implants.

Do you have further questions about how long it takes to recover from breast reconstruction surgery? Don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins today!

How safe is breast reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction surgery is a safe and straightforward procedure that millions of people undergo every year. However, like any cosmetic procedure or surgery, it comes with some risks. You should know what to expect before you undergo a procedure; that means getting well-acquainted with the side effects and potential risks of breast reconstruction. With this in mind, your surgeon will gladly explain every risk associated with breast reconstruction surgery. You should feel comfortable asking your surgeon anything about the procedure. At the end of the day, however, breast reconstruction is a very safe procedure.

Do you have further questions about the safety of breast reconstruction? Don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins today! We’re always happy to offer our services and support.

How long does breast reconstruction surgery last?

Typically, breast reconstruction surgery lasts anywhere between between 1 and 6 hours. Actual preparation for the procedure usually takes up to 2 hours; this process includes being prepped for anesthesia. Once the surgery has been completed, you should expect to spend anywhere between 2-3 hours in your hospital recovery room. Recovery time at home typically lasts anywhere between 1 and 3 weeks. However, every patient is different — keep in mind that these are rough estimates. It’s always best to consult with a surgeon if you have questions.

Do you have further questions about how long breast reconstruction surgery lasts? Don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins today!

Call Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins and his team for the breast surgery that really exemplifies you. 972-298-6641

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