The American Cancer Society estimates that on average about 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women each year. In some of these cases an effective treatment plan calls for a mastectomy to remove one or both or the breasts. While this may eliminate the cancer threat, it can still leave the patient unhappy with their physical appearance.
For women in this position Dr. Otis Allen M.D. and the staff at the Institute for Plastic Surgery can perform a breast reconstruction. The treatment process is intended to effectively replicate the breasts with the similar form, size and appearance of the original. If only a single breast has been affected, our surgeon can reconstruct its remaining natural counterpart.
In some of these cases, the patient is also interested in having a breast lift, breast reduction or breast augmentation performed to provide a more youthful-looking bust line and profile. The treatment method that is right for you will depend on your frame, and body composition as well as your personal goals.
If you are a woman living in the area around Bloomington, Illinois who has recently had a single or double mastectomy, you should call 309.827.3881 to set up a breast reconstruction consultation at the Institute for Plastic Surgery.