Breast Reconstruction at our NY FacilitiesAlthough technological advances have increased the number of breast-sparing procedures available, nearly one-third of breast cancer patients still require a mastectomy, or removal of one or both breasts. The ultimate goal of breast reconstruction surgery is to restore symmetry by creating breasts that strongly resemble the patient’s natural breasts.
Breast Reconstruction Surgery after Mastectomy NYCThe most advanced breast reconstruction procedures require extensive microsurgical expertise. Throughout their combined experience of over 40 years in the field of plastic surgery, New York Drs. Vickery, Keegan and Maman have always dedicated a substantial portion of their time to reconstructive surgery, and they are among the select few plastic surgeons who regularly perform the full spectrum of breast reconstruction. NYC Drs. Carlin Vickery and Leo Keegan have worked as a microsurgery team for 15 years, and they were the first male-female microsurgery team to work in tandem on breast reconstruction surgeries in NYC. Their team approach reduces the time and discomfort associated with surgery, and also ensures that safety is maximized. Plastic surgery New York Doctors Maman, Keegan and Vickery specialize in developing customized plastic surgery procedures that are appropriate for each patient’s body type, medical history, and personal preferences.
Breast Reconstruction OptionsPatients face a wide array of options for reconstructive breast surgery. Breast reconstruction surgeries fall into four broad categories:
Read more In many cases, a breast reconstruction can be completed at the time of the mastectomy. This approach combines the mastectomy and reconstruction into one procedure, eliminating the expense and discomfort of an additional surgery. A very minor surgery to reconstruct the nipple and areola may be necessary in the months following the mastectomy and breast reconstruction.