Breast Reconstruction

Ideal Patient:

  • Desire to replace breast(s) due to mastectomy or injury

The Method:

New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for plastic surgeons to create a breast that rivals the form and appearance of a natural breast. Many times breast reconstruction is possible at the time of breast removal, so the patient wakes from surgery with a breast mound already in place.

Breast reconstruction surgery, like breast reduction surgery, is not performed purely for cosmetic purposes and is therefore often covered under health insurance plans.

The Procedure:

Breast reconstruction procedures can include: skin expansion (insertion of a tissue expander to stretch skin to accept an implant), flap reconstruction (creation of a skin flap using tissue taken from other parts of the body) and silicone or saline implant insertion. The nipple and areola are reconstructed after the breast mound is restored.

Breast reconstruction typically involves more than one operation. Dr. Kagan will evaluate your health, reconstructive options and expectations during your initial consultation to find the procedure and timing that is right for you.

“My breasts are spectacular”

Dr. Kagan performed breast reduction on me and my breasts are spectacular! I can’t say enough about how fabulous they look. He exceeded my expectations. I had BR surgery by another Dr. years ago and he barely reduced them – so I suffered years and money with breasts that were still way too big. Thank you, Dr. Kagan. I couldn’t be happier!