Breast Reconstruction 
East Cooper Regional Medical Center - Breast Reconstruction

Now there’s a natural alternative in breast reconstruction. No artificial implants are needed. Muscle function is preserved.

Whether you’re facing a mastectomy or your procedure was completed months or years ago, natural reconstruction may be an attractive option. With today’s advanced microsurgical techniques, tissues from your abdomen or buttocks may be used to restore the natural contour, feel and size of your breast.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Hospitals stays average about four days, but achieving optimal symmetry typically requires at least one outpatient procedure following surgery.
  • Patients may return to work and normal activities within four weeks, depending on the type of surgery required.
  • Typically, breast reconstruction can be performed three to six months after chemotherapy and about six months after radiation therapy.
  • Scars on breasts and at places where tissues have been removed may fade with time, but they will not disappear entirely.
  • The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 provides protection to patients who choose to have breast reconstruction in connection with a mastectomy. The federal law applies to those covered under group health insurance plans and those with individual health insurance coverage. You should check with your insurance provider for coverage details. Our hospital staff also can help you with reimbursement questions.

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