Losing one or both breasts to cancer or other trauma is a devastating reality for many women. Breast reconstruction performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Timothy E. Fee, MD, is an opportunity to restore and rebuild breasts to a normal (or desired) shape and size. With locations in Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL, Coastal Cosmetic Center offers breast reconstruction to women in or around the surrounding communities in North Florida and throughout the world.
What is Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that utilizes remaining breast tissue or donor tissue, as well as breast implants, to restore a woman’s breasts following mastectomy. Breast reconstruction is used to create the natural female contours to help regain femininity and confidence.
What is Illusio (Breast) Imaging?
Illusio is a virtual 3D breast augmentation and simulator app. Dr. Fee utilizes this computer imaging technology to give you an impression of what your breasts and overall appearance will look like following your breast surgery. Illusio combines a 3D image of what your breasts will look like based on your implant selection along with a live image of your face and body. Together, you are able to see what your breast surgery results will look like in real time. This helps to eliminate stress and anxiety that often accompany plastic surgery.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Reconstruction?
After struggling with the traumatic circumstances associated with mastectomy, breast reconstruction offers the following benefits:
- Creates a breast that comes close to a natural appearance and feel
- Eliminates the need for any prosthetic devices
- Allows for better fit in clothing
- Rebuilds confidence
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is ideal for any women who has lost one or both breasts due to a cancer diagnosis. Candidates should have adequate breast tissue or donor tissue to reconstruct the breasts.
What is the Procedure for Breast Reconstruction?
New medical techniques and advances allow for some breast reconstructions to occur immediately following mastectomy, in the hospital setting. Coastal Cosmetic Center also performs delayed breast reconstruction surgery—after the mastectomy has healed—in their nationally accredited on-site surgery center, Coastal Surgery Center, located in Jacksonville, FL.
What is the Recovery for Breast Reconstruction?
The recovery time following breast reconstruction surgery is completely dependent on the specific conditions of each individual patient, and consequently, will vary. A clearer understanding of your post-operative recovery period will be explained once Dr. Fee has the opportunity to evaluate and discuss your case during your consultation.
How Much Does Breast Reconstruction Cost?
Breast reconstruction varies considerably between patients, and a specific breakdown of all applicable costs for your procedure will be discussed during your consultation. Financing will also be discussed at this time. Coastal Cosmetic Center has two conveniently located offices in Jacksonville and Fleming Island for you to schedule your consultation today.
Become whole again with breast reconstruction from Coastal Cosmetic Center. If you recently underwent a mastectomy and want to rebuild your breasts and regain your femininity, contact Dr. Fee to schedule your consultation.