Reconstruction of the breast after a mastectomy due to cancer or other disease is quite possible with today’s surgical procedures. Using the newest medical techniques, it is often possible to create a breast that is similar in form, size, and appearance to that of the natural breast. If only one breast has been affected by disease and mastectomy, it alone can be reconstructed without need to reconstruct the remaining natural breast. In some cases, we may also suggest a breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation procedure to improve symmetry in the position and size of both breasts. A consultation with Dr. Otis Allen will provide you with information on the many available options for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. We invite you to call or visit us today at Institute for Plastic Surgery to learn more about breast reconstruction in Bloomington, Illinois, and to set up your personalized consultation with our plastic surgeon.
The procedure after breast cancer surgery is often covered by many HMOs, and legislation is currently before Congress to enact mandatory coverage. Your specific coverage will vary based on your insurance company and plan. If you would like more information about financing and insurance, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you soon!