Following a mastectomy or injury, Darrell L. Henderson, MD performs breast reconstruction surgery on patients in Lafayette, LA, who want to restore the natural and proportionate look of their breasts.
What is Breast Reconstruction?
The surgery restores the natural appearance of the breast, which helps our patients feel more feminine and self-confident. If you need reconstruction on both breasts, your plastic surgeon may recommend two separate surgeries so that your recovery is less extensive. In some cases, only one breast requires reconstruction, but your plastic surgeon may recommend cosmetic improvement to your other breast to retain symmetry.
Breast Reconstruction Procedure
Our plastic surgeons utilize only the most advanced techniques for breast reconstruction. Breast reconstruction typically requires the use of implants to restore the breast.
Preparing for Breast Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction with implants requires that you have adequate skin and tissue to rebuild your breast. While the procedure is similar to breast augmentation, your plastic surgeon may need to spend extra time during the surgery shaping the existing tissue into a natural breast shape. Once this is achieved, the implant is inserted under the breast tissue or chest muscle.
Breast Reconstruction Recovery
You may want to ask a friend or family member to help you for a few days after the procedure so that you can relax and rest. You will likely experience discomfort, swelling, tenderness and other symptoms in both surgical areas (chest and abdomen). Your plastic surgeon may recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications. You will need to refrain from any strenuous activities to give your body the time it needs to heal.
As with any surgical procedure, breast reconstruction surgery has some risks, including bleeding, infection, and loss of sensation around the incision area. There are also risks associated with the anesthesia used during the procedure.*
*Take note individual results may vary
What Does Breast Reconstruction Cost?
We accept most insurance plans and we offer financing options through CareCredit®. The total cost depends on the procedure. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs. To learn more, call our office today.
Why Choose Darrell L. Henderson, MD
- We are the premier providers for reconstruction in Lafayette.
- Our team of surgical experts are highly qualified to perform a number of different reconstruction procedures.
- We offer a personalized and individualized treatment approach.
- We prioritize your health and well-being above all else.
What to Expect During your Consultation
During your consultation, you have the opportunity to meet with your plastic surgeon and discuss your desires. Through a collaborative and supportive process, your plastic surgeon offers professional guidance and insight in an effort to develop your individualized treatment plan.
We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:
- Your medical history
- Discussion of your concerns and goals
- Explanation of procedure and expected results
- Customized treatment plan(s)
- Applicable fees and financing information
Darrell L. Henderson, MD offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today.