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Breast Reconstruction in Visalia, CA

A step toward feeling whole again

Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy can be a very important part of a woman’s recovery from breast cancer. It is a very personal decision, and there are several options, so I take time with my patients to help them make the decision that is right for them. Click here for a look at the four primary surgical options.

Is the procedure done along with the mastectomy?

The procedure can be done immediately (at the time of the mastectomy) or delayed until you have completely recovered from the operation and chemotherapy or radiation.

Whether you have had radiation, or if radiation is likely, is a key piece of information for the surgeon because radiation affects human tissue and may adversely affect the surgical options available.

How long is the recovery?

Recovery depends on the path chosen but can be 2 to 6 weeks.

Is the surgery covered by insurance?

Yes. Insurers are required to cover post-mastectomy reconstruction under the Women’s Health Act of 1998.

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