Breast Reconstruction St. Petersburg
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy was previously considered to be an act of vanity by patients seeking it. Now, breast reconstruction is considered standard of care. In fact, some states are lobbying to legislate mandatory plastic surgery consultations before mastectomy can be performed. Most insurances cover this type of surgery. There are several options for breast reconstruction from tissue expansion to flap reconstruction. The most popular and most common is with a tissue expander and permanent implant beneath the muscle and skin. Breast reconstruction can also be accomplished using local tissue from the abdomen or back. Lastly, a free flap can be performed when indicated. Which technique is best for you can be determined during your consultation.