In 2015, an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S. If you or a loved one are affected by breast cancer, you understand the sometimes long and difficult road it can be. Breast Reconstruction can help restore not only a more symmetrical appearance but also can enhance your self-confidence and self-esteem. Along with the many advances in cancer therapy, many improvements have also been made to breast reconstruction.
Salem plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Neaman, and the team at Neaman Plastic Surgery are proud to offer highly customized breast reconstruction. If you’re preparing for breast cancer surgery and would like to discuss your breast reconstruction options, please call us today at 844-338-5445 to schedule your personal consultation.
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Dr. Neaman is trained in a number of surgical techniques for breast reconstruction. The right option for you will depend on your unique circumstances and is best determined through your initial consultation and exam.
Breast reconstruction often requires multiple procedures over a period of several months. Usually the first procedure is the most difficult and complex, but is generally best performed immediately after your mastectomy, which is why we invite you to contact us for a consultation before you undergo breast cancer treatment. Dr. Neaman will work closely with each patient as well as your physicians to determine the best course of treatment in order to achieve optimal results.
No matter what course of action you decide to take, the first step of breast reconstruction is the formation of the actual breast mounds. Usually this is done without the adding of areolas and nipples. After recovery from this more complex procedure, a much shorter surgery will take place, which will refine the shape and size of the breast and will also add nipples. Tattooing of areolas and nipple coloring will be the final procedure, if one elects to do so.
Under the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998, insurance providers are required to cover breast reconstruction for women who have undergone mastectomies. This legislation was approved after research demonstrated quality-of-life advantages and mental health benefits with breast reconstruction following mastectomies.
The knowledgeable and compassionate team at Neaman Plastic Surgery is happy to help you with your insurance claim, and we will be here to support your through every step of your breast reconstruction and recovery. One important thing to note is there is no statute of limitations connected to this act, which means if you had surgery in the past, but did not undergo reconstruction right away, your future surgery still must be covered by your insurance company.
If you are preparing for a mastectomy and would like to learn about your breast reconstruction options, please contact Neaman Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation and see breast reconstruction before/after photos*. We welcome patients from the greater Portland, Salem, and Eugene, Oregon, areas.
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