Copyright © 2024 Harris Plastic Surgery. All Rights Reserved
PROCEDURES / BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
BRCA Mastectomy Reconstruction
Facing a BRCA mastectomy reconstruction can be a challenging journey, both emotionally and physically. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through this process with care, expertise, and a commitment to helping you achieve peace of mind and body image happiness. With a collaborative approach between your mastectomy surgeon and Dr. Stephen Harris, a leading plastic surgeon on Long Island, we’ll create a comprehensive plan that empowers you to embrace a new beginning.
When to Get BRCA Mastectomy Reconstruction
It’s important to note that BRCA mastectomy reconstruction is a bit of a “catch-all” term. While the BRCA genes (BReast CAncer susceptibility genes) are the more commonly known markers attached to breast cancer, there are others. In addition to BRCA1 and BRCA2, other genes like PALB2, TP53, CHEK2, ATM, BRIP1, RAD51C, and RAD51D have been associated with an elevated risk of breast cancer due to their roles in dna repair, cell cycle regulation, and genome stability.
If you have any of the above genetic markers or others that your genetic counselor identifies, they will make one of two recommendations. They may suggest heightened screening and monitoring or point you toward a BRCA mastectomy and reconstruction.
How Harris Plastic Surgery Guides Your Care
A breast surgeon and a plastic surgeon carry out a preventative mastectomy and reconstruction. The breast surgeon removes the tissue while the plastic surgeon reforms the breast mound and/or nipple and areola. Harris Plastic Surgery acts as a critical link in your surgical team, helping you reduce your risk of cancer while also getting the best possible aesthetic outcome. All patients enjoy;
At the outset, you’ll enjoy a personalized consultation where you can openly express your thoughts, concerns, and aspirations. Dr. Harris, an advocate for shared decision making in reconstructive breast surgery, will provide insights into the array of surgical options available, ensuring you are well informed and prepared for each step of the process.
Our dedicated team, led by your mastectomy surgeon and Dr. Harris, will meticulously craft a customized plan to match your unique goals and preferences. From mastectomy techniques to reconstruction options, every detail will be considered to ensure your utmost comfort and satisfaction.
Your mastectomy surgeon and Dr. Harris will work seamlessly in tandem. This collaboration guarantees optimal results and minimal discomfort by synchronizing the mastectomy procedure and subsequent reconstruction.
Breast Reconstruction Before and AfterAt Harris Plastic Surgery, we’ve worked with many patients needing breast reconstruction services. Here are some of the results of our typical patients:
The Nonmedical Side of
Prophylactic Mastectomy and Reconstruction We understand that the journey to preventative mastectomy and reconstruction involves more than just medical considerations. Financial concerns often play a significant role. It’s important to note that New York law mandates insurance coverage for prophylactic mastectomy and reconstruction.
At Harris Plastic Surgery, we are well-versed in navigating the financial aspects of your care, working closely with your insurance provider to ensure you receive the coverage you are entitled to. Our compassionate team will assist you in understanding the intricacies of insurance coverage, allowing you to focus on your recovery journey.
If you’re considering BRCA mastectomy reconstruction, you need a plastic surgeon to integrate into your healthcare team seamlessly, giving you the personalized care you deserve. At Harris Plastic Surgery, we take a total patient approach, caring for your well-being as we work with you to get you the results you want.