Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure offered in New York's Gotham Plastic Surgery which recreates a natural-looking breast after mastectomy, or breast removal, due to cancer or another disease. Some women elect to undergo breast reconstruction immediately following mastectomy, while other women may begin the reconstruction process years afterward. Reconstruction following breast cancer surgery is often covered by insurance. The best candidates for breast reconstruction are women whose cancer has been eliminated as best as can be determined. Patients should also be in good general health and should not smoke.
Women who suffer from breast irregularities also sometimes choose to undergo breast reconstruction. This is a process whereby breasts are reshaped to appear more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing.
The reconstruction process typically consists of multiple procedures which may be performed over a period of time. The first step in the reconstruction process involves the creation of the breast mound. This may take place during or after mastectomy and is typically performed in the hospital setting with general anesthesia. Follow-up procedures may be performed to reconstruct the breast, either with or without implants. These procedures may take place in the hospital or in an outpatient facility and they may be performed with either general or local anesthesia. To learn more about breast reconstruction, visit medlinplus.gov
Dr. Steinbrech of Gotham Plastic Surgery of New York City has· extensive experience with breast reconstruction. They will work together with you on developing a treatment plan that is best for you.
Plastic Surgery from Head to ToeServices >
Trust the Experts
The Plastic Surgery Podcast with Dr. Philip Miller
Tune into The Plastic Surgery Podcast, hosted by facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Miller. Dr. Miller is here to answer your questions, de-mystify plastic surgery, and help you feel more knowledgeable and empowered about any procedure performed at our center.
The Plastic Surgery Podcast
Episode 38: My First Time
Episode 38: My First Time8 min
Episode 37: Top 10 Reasons Not To Get A Rhinoplasty ( Plastic Surgery)20 min
Episode 36: Do You Have to Break the Nose for Rhinoplasty?2 min
Plastic Surgery w/ Dr. Miller
If you're thinking about getting a lift, nip, or tuck, this app is for you. It's the most comprehensive pocket encyclopedia of plastic surgery terms, before and after photos, and visualization tools to help you really know what to expect from a procedure, including seeing potential results on your own photo. This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.View in App Store >
Plastic Surgery w/ Dr. Steinbrech
"Men’s Plastic Surgery" is an app created by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Steinbrech, board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons under the American Board of Medical Specialties. With this app, you can peruse specials, check out unique promotions, view before and after photos, and join our private social media community.View in App Store >