Breast reconstruction is a plastic surgery procedure which restores a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy or due to a genetic disorder.
Anesthesia Type: General
Facility Type: Outpatient surgery center
Recovery Time: TBD at consultation
What to Expect as You Recover: TBD at consultation
About Breast Reconstruction Surgery –
Breast reconstruction surgery rebuilds the breast mound so that it is about the same size and shape as it was before. If the nipple/areola was removed, it can be reconstructed as well. Most women who have had one or both breasts removed (mastectomy) can have reconstruction. Women who have had only the part of the breast around the cancer removed (lumpectomy) may not need reconstruction. A note about symmetry: If only one breast is affected, it alone may be reconstructed. In addition, a breast lift, breast reduction or breast augmentation may be recommended for the opposite breast to improve symmetry of the size and position of both breasts.
“I recommend Dr. Hurvitz to anyone looking for a plastic surgeon who’s simply awesome! I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and he was my plastic surgeon from start to finish. I felt completely comfortable from start to finish. Not only is he professional, he’s very concerned with his patients feelings. I’m extremely happy with my new girls (breast). Thanks Dr. Hurvitz for being the Greatest Plastic Surgeon. I’m truly happy – I feel whole again.”
“Thank you for taking such great care of me during one of the most difficult times of my life. Your professionalism, sense of humor, and caring personality have made my fight against breast cancer easier. Thank you not only for the great work and making me feel “complete” but for the support.”
“Your office staff is awesome as well!!. I am a recent Breast cancer survivor of almost three years. I wanted to have my breast made smaller and even which required a breast reduction and lift so I chose Dr. Keith Hurvitz and I couldn’t be more pleased with my new Breast and look and with the kindness and professional service that I was treated with by DR. Hurvitz and his wonderful staff I would highly recommend Dr. Hurvitz for your cosmetic needs. Thank you DR. Hurvitz and staff.”
“After learning that I had breast cancer, I was referred to Dr. Hurvitz. The minute he walked into the room my husband and I both felt at ease. He made me feel like I was his only patient and he took his time to explain the procedures and answered all of our questions. I am still in the reconstruction phase and I know that I am in the best hands possible!! Nurse Rayna is professional, warm and very knowledgeable. Not to mention that Dr. Hurvitz and Nurse Rayna also have the best sense of humor. Ivonne and Nicole in the front office are also very friendly and helpful. The office runs very smoothly and I have never had to wait long for my appointments.”
“Angels on Earth are few and far between… I really cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work and dedication to my mom in her journey with breast cancer. You always (okay usually!) make her smile and she is always saying nice things about you. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for not only being an outstanding doctor but more importantly a wonderful person, a doctor who truly cares. Your efforts and hard work with my mom are well appreciated. Thank you for your continued support and excellent care to my mom.”
Restoring volume to the breasts can be done with breast implants or fat transferred from another area of the body (i.e. abdomen, thigh, hip). Dr. Hurvitz will provide his recommendation following the physical evaluation.
Breast reconstruction is a complex procedure that may require multiple surgeries and must be performed by a qualified breast reconstruction surgeon.
Due to the variables associated with breast reconstruction, and every case being vastly different, we are unable to provide specific details on our site as to recovery time, length of surgery, how many surgeries will be required, etc.
We recommend calling our office to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Hurvitz at his , . office.
Note: If you have medical insurance, please bring that information with you on your first visit. Most reconstruction cases are eligible for reimbursement.