Breast Reconstruction

Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey Breast Reconstruction

Learn about breast reconstruction surgery, including after a mastectomy, lumpectomy, or radiation, recovery time, and before and after photos.

The development of new technologies in reconstructive surgery has encouraged the majority of women who undergo mastectomy to choose breast reconstruction. The latest surgical techniques can create breasts that look and feel very much like the natural breast. Our doctors are highly experienced in performing breast reconstruction with both implants as well as your own tissue. During your consultation at Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey, the doctor will discuss your concerns and determine the best course of action for your specific needs. Knowing the reconstructive options that are available with mastectomy gives our patients a reassuring positive outlook for the future.

Breast Reconstruction Before & After Photos

Cosmetic surgeons at PSANJ are highly skilled in performing breast reconstruction surgery. View our before & after photo gallery to see the results of breast reconstruction on patients from our Princeton and New Brunswick, New Jersey offices.

Whatever your personal concerns may be, we offer breast cosmetic surgery procedures to improve your breast shape, size, and contour: Breast Implants, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Breast Asymmetry and Breast Reconstruction.

Contact PSANJ to schedule a private breast reconstruction consultation at either of our New Brunswick, New Jersey or Princeton, New Jersey locations. We look forward to seeing you at Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey.

 What is the recovery time for breast reconstruction?

The recovery process from breast reconstruction is both a physical and emotional journey. The medical recovery time varies depending on the technique used. Flap reconstruction, which involves using your own tissue to reconstruct the breast, can take a bit longer to recover from than implants, because it requires surgery in two different areas of the body. Patients combining breast reconstruction with mastectomy surgery will have a somewhat more intense recovery period, but often are relieved that the number of separate procedures can be reduced. Typically there will be some discomfort immediately following the surgery, which is relieved with pain medication. Bruising and swelling reduces dramatically within the first 2 weeks of the reconstruction. Swelling will continue to decrease slowly over about three months.

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