Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Are you a cancer survivor ready to rebuild your life and your body? Cancer treatment can result in breast asymmetry or the removal of one or both breasts. Dr. Madry offers a variety of breast reconstruction surgeries in Barrington, IL, and the Chicago area.
Restore your feminine shape and self-confidence with breast reconstruction.
Types of Breast Reconstruction
- Tissue transfer. Skin, fat, and muscle are taken from another part of the body and used to reconstruct the breast.
- Tissue expander and breast implant. After a mastectomy, a tissue expander is placed under the skin and is gradually filled to gently stretch the remaining tissue in the breast area. After the tissue expander is fully filled, it is removed and an implant is inserted.
- Oncoplasty. The breast is reconstructed during the same procedure as the cancer-removal surgery. This combines surgical oncology with the latest plastic surgery techniques.
Reconstruction and Insurance
Federal law mandates that insurance companies recover reconstruction after a lumpectomy, single mastectomy, or bilateral mastectomy. Insurance companies also cover any procedures for the unaffected breast needed to maintain symmetry, like a lift or reduction.