BREAST RECONSTRUCTION PHOENIX
Breast Cancer Reconstruction Surgery in Phoenix, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Tucson, Scottsdale, Gilbert and surrounding Arizona
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR BREAST RECONSTRUCTION?
Dr. Jude LaBarbera recommends that you discuss and plan breast reconstruction surgery before the mastectomy. This way, it’ll be possible to perform the surgery at the same time as the mastectomy, when the chest wall is unaffected by scarring and radiation. In many cases though, patients do not consider immediate breast reconstruction. This may be due to personal or medical reasons. Should this be the case, your breast surgeon will help you plan a delayed reconstruction that is ideally performed after you complete radiation treatment.
BREAST RECONSTRUCTION OPTIONS IN PHOENIX
Implant breast reconstruction
Autologous tissue flap reconstruction
Dr. Jude specializes in various advanced autologous tissue flap reconstruction techniques
DIEP Flap Reconstruction
Hybrid Stacked Autologous Flap Reconstruction
PAP Autologous Flap Reconstruction
Tram Flap Reconstruction
Patients have different body shapes, sizes, and requirements. During your initial consultation, Dr. Jude LaBarbera will examine you and help choose the most beneficial breast reconstruction technique!
NIPPLE AND AREOLA RESTORATION
The nipple and areola are not spared when a breast is surgically removed. To rebuild this area, Dr. Jude LaBarbera will graft skin and muscle to form a new nipple. The areola will be achieved by tattooing. Nipple and areola restoration is performed once the reconstructed breast has fully healed.
During & after Breast Reconstruction surgery
Breast Reconstruction cost is covered by health insurance. Breast reconstruction surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. If the procedure is performed at the same time as the mastectomy, hospital stay is usually required. Patients who receive flap reconstruction surgery may need to stay at the hospital for up to 5 days. During this time, the surgeon and his team will conduct close monitoring to ensure that everything is going on fine after the procedure. It’s normal for patients to experience pain and discomfort in the chest area within the first week after surgery. The patient may also feel a little disoriented about their newly formed chest. Dr. Jude will provide temporary drain tubes, bandages, post-op care instructions, and other necessities required for proper recovery.
Planning your procedure
Dr. Jude LaBarbera helps cancer patients in Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix and surrounding Arizona areas look and feel normal again. He works patiently and professionally encourages each patient as they weather the journey towards becoming a cancer survivor. During your consultation visits with Dr. Jude, you’ll be able to discuss various procedure issues. Feel free to ask questions regarding the recovery time, cost of the surgery, post-op follow up, and recovery durations. Each patient’s needs are different and Dr. LaBarbera will be able to answer these questions after evaluating you.
Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale & Gilbert has provided this website for informational purposes only. This website does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and other surrounding cities in Arizona, including Paradise Valley, Chandler, and Mesa AZ.