Breast Implant Breast Reconstruction Plastic Surgery NYC

FREE BREAST IMPLANT BASED BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY CONSULTATIONS

Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Keith Blechman of the Breast Reconstruction Center of NYC is a top expert in the highly specialized field of breast reconstruction with breast implants. The most common types of breast reconstruction are those that utilize breast implants (the same as used in cosmetic breast augmentation) and those that use existing body fat for volume.

Please note – insurance may cover your breast implant based reconstruction surgeryThe Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 is a federal law requiring any insurance company covering a mastectomy (mastectomies) to also cover all stages of breast reconstruction, including surgery of the unaffected breast in order to produce a symmetrical appearance, as well as coverage for prostheses and treatment of physical complications. This applies to implant-based reconstruction as well as reconstruction using your body’s own tissues, regardless of whether these procedures are performed at the time of mastectomy or at a later date. We will work closely with you and your insurance company to make sure you receive the full benefits to which you are entitled.

Because every woman is different, every breast reconstruction operation is unique. Dr Keith Blechman has a special interest and expertise in breast surgery and has performed countless procedures in the leading hospitals across NYC. He works closely with breast cancer surgeons and is experienced in all the current methods of reconstructive breast surgery.

Dr. Blechman of the Breast Reconstruction Center of NYC offers:

(1) Immediate breast reconstruction: (working with your breast surgeon in the hospital at the time of the cancer removal surgery to perform breast reconstruction); Dr. Blechman will work closely with your breast cancer surgeons to offer immediate reconstruction following mastectomy. Suitability for this procedure will depend on the nature of the breast cancer and the likely need for subsequent cancer treatment. The decision to offer this procedure is often made in conjunction with both the reconstructive and cancer therapy team.

(2) Delayed Breast Reconstruction: breast reconstruction after your cancer surgery.

Breast reconstruction with implants can be put in as a one-stage or two-stage operation. 

  • One-stage procedure: In certain situation a permanent implant may be placed at the time of mastectomy.
  • Two-stage procedure: More commonly, a temporary expandable breast implant (referred to as a tissue expander) is placed under the pectoralis muscle beneath the breast. This expander is periodically injected with saline in the office over the couse of the next few weeks to months, until the proper breast volume is achieved. The expander is then removed and replaced with a permanent breast implant.

If you have any questions in regards to breast surgery and would like a complimentary consultation with the board certified NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Keith Blechman, MD please feel free to contact our NYC office for a complimentary consultation or request a consultation online using the eForm on the right.

If you are an out of town patient interested in a complimentary breast surgery consultation please refer to this link for more information: Out of Town Breast Surgery Patient Information.

Breast Reconstruction Center of NYC
461 Park Ave S, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212) 481-0110