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Mastectomy Only with Breast Prosthesis

This breast reconstruction method removes the breast with or without axillary lymph node sampling. After your incisions have healed, you can then be fitted for a breast prosthesis.

Advantages:

  • No further surgery is needed
  • 1-2 hour procedure
  • 1 day in the hospital

Disadvantages:

  • Flat scar across the chest
  • A prosthesis is sometimes described as hot and uncomfortable

Our breast reconstruction team will help guide you through this process one step at a time. At Florida Plastic Surgery Group, we know that our patients’ desires – and anatomy – are unique, and therefore our plastic surgeons will explain all options, and listen to your individual goals, and create a personalized approach to your reconstruction.

Insurance for Your Breast Reconstruction Treatment

Our breast surgery team will work with you to ensure your treatment and surgery are covered by your insurance company. Pre-authorization from your insurance company is generally required. At Florida Plastic Surgery Group, our office staff will work with you and act as your advocate to the insurance company.

If you are interested in learning more about breast reconstruction or mastectomy with breast prosthesis, please contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.