Cleveland Breast Reconstruction

Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute:  Breast Reconstruction

At the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Insitute we understand the importance of breast reconstruction surgery and offer the latest techniques to provide for natural, safe reconstructions.

Breast reconstruction is a wonderful way to restore a woman’s body and preserve a feminine form in those patients who require mastectomies or lumpectomies for treatment of breast cancer.  Breast reconstruction can be performed at the same time as the surgery to remove the breast cancer, this is called immediate reconstruction, or it can be performed after all treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy have been completed, this is called delayed reconstruction.

Insurance Covered Procedure

Breast reconstruction is always covered by insurance, it is not considered cosmetic surgery.  Even surgery on the non-cancer side is covered in order to improve overall breast symmetry.  There are deductibles and other aspect of your insurance to consider but these procedures are covered so you should not avoid reconstruction because you are concerned they may be considered cosmetic.

The best reconstruction option for a patient depends on the individual situation.  Dr. Leedy specializes in tissue expander based reconstruction with or without the use of the latissimus dorsi muscle and breast reconstruction with TRAM flaps.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are in need of breast reconstruction call Dr. Leedy at the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute.  We will be happy to work with your breast surgeon to coordinate your overall care in order to achieve the best possible outcome.  If you would like to learn more visit our blog.