Are you going to have or have you had part or all of your breasts removed? Are your breasts injured? Learn about our breast reconstruction procedures performed by Colorado Springs plastic and reconstructive breast surgeon, Gregory J. Liebscher, MD, FACS:
In some cases, you can have the appearance and structure of your breast restored to near normal conditions. Other times, it’s appropriate to simply repair a damaged breast surgically to prevent further complications. In some cases, insurance may pay for reconstructive breast surgery. Contact your insurance provider for coverage details.
You are encouraged to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Liebscher to discuss your treatment options.
Reconstructive Breast Surgery Details
Reconstruction breast surgery is typically used to rebuild the breast following a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Although those who have lost only part of the breast may not need full breast reconstruction. This is usually achieved through several techniques. However, each women or man has their own unique makeup so this type of surgery must be carefully customized with the individual in mind.
Breast implants, if used, are usually inserted during the same surgery immediately after the breast tissue has been removed. More commonly, implant surgery is carried out after the mastectomy. This is often due to the need for radiation treatment which is best done without any type of implant. There is also the possibility of using your own tissue to rebuild your breast. Whether or not this is an option for you depends on several factors you should thoroughly discuss with Dr. Liebscher.
Additionally, nipple and areola reconstruction makes the new breast look as similar to the other one as possible. This is the last stage of breast reconstruction and is generally done on an outpatient basis. Tissue from your body is used to create the new nipple and areola. Tattoos and other types of permanent pigment application may also be used to match the nipple and areola on the opposite breast.
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Recent patient feedback:
To Dr. Liebscher and his staff: thank you for helping me make lemonade from a lemon. Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is scary at best and it has been a rather long year of infusions and doctor’s appointments. All in all, it hasn’t been that bad and the resulting breast reconstruction and new super short hairdo are so “uplifting” so to speak! I was afraid my breasts would look artificial and unnatural. But, thanks to Dr. Liebscher’s excellent surgical skills and the caring support of his staff, they are perfect!! I am back to full activity and exercise and no one would ever guess that I’ve had reconstructive surgery. Thank you so very much!!!! – Pat B.
There is a great deal of information and often emotional decisions involved in this type of reconstructive surgery. Sometimes discussing the topic with someone who has gone through it can help you decide what option is best for you. Talking with your friends, family, and other doctor can help. Of course, you’re very welcome to sit down with your plastic surgeon, Dr. Liebscher, to discuss all the procedure details.