The way your body looks in every situation will either increase or decrease your overall self-confidence. When you have a breast removed for cancer or other reasons, you may feel less feminine. Dr. Balinger offers breast reconstruction for women in Houston, Conroe, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is a type of surgery that aims to restore the natural shape and size of a woman’s breast. You may be considering breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, trauma, injury, or other situation. Dr. Balinger understands the importance of body shape and style for women, and he works with many who have lost their confidence due to changes in their breasts.
How Much Does Breast Reconstruction Cost?
The average cost of breast reconstruction is $4,500 to $9,500. After your consultation, Dr. Balinger will have a treatment plan prepared upon which we can provide detailed information about the cost of your breast reconstruction. Houston Plastic Surgery Associates offers free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction not only helps restore the natural shape of your breasts, but it may also be recommended for any asymmetry that has resulted from a partial mastectomy.
How is Breast Reconstruction Performed?
Dr. Balinger is experienced with innovative breast reconstruction techniques that restore the natural shape of your breasts. He listens to your concerns and determines the best approach for your situation. If you have adequate skin in the breast area, he may recommend breast implants. Flap techniques are effective for women who have very little skin to work with when reforming the breast.
What is Recovery Like After Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction can be quite involved, but the downtime is typically less than your procedure to remove the breast. Dr. Balinger will detail the recovery at the time of your consultation. Having a friend or family member available for the first week is a good option, as you can rest rather than take care of daily needs, such as preparing meals.
Expect to have bruising, tenderness, swelling, and discomfort for the first month. You may have residual swelling for six months to one year.
How Long Will Breast Reconstruction Results Last?
The results of your breast reconstruction are long-term. Dr. Balinger may schedule periodic follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure that you are satisfied with the results of the procedure.
If you are considering breast reconstruction, the choice of plastic surgeon is an important first step. Dr. Christopher Balinger specializes in breast reconstruction for women in Houston, Conroe, and nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free breast reconstruction consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.