Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

The decision to have reconstructive breast surgery is a very personal one. It depends a lot on how you think you will feel after a mastectomy. If you think you would feel uncomfortable with a flat chest or wearing a false breast, called a prosthesis, you may want to consider reconstructive surgery. If you don’t mind how you’ll look or don’t want to have any extra surgery, you may not want to do it. Reconstructive surgery can be done at the time of your mastectomy. Or you can schedule it for a later date. You may need more than one operation to complete the reconstruction.

Decided to have the surgery? Here are some things to keep in mind about the best time to schedule it.

  • Your emotional and psychological well-being. Some experts think that waking up from a mastectomy with the reconstruction already done is less traumatic than waking up without a breast.
  • Any other treatments you are having. If you’re having radiation after your surgery, you may need to postpone reconstructive surgery. Radiation following reconstruction can increase the complications after surgery.
  • Recovery time. Having reconstructive surgery at the same time as your mastectomy may mean you’ll recover faster.
  • The results of the reconstruction. The reconstruction may look better if it’s done right away.
  • The condition of your skin. If your skin isn’t ready for the stretching that goes on during reconstruction, you may have to have the procedure later on. For example, the skin of women who smoke or who have diabetes may need extra healing time before reconstruction.
  • If you’re thinking of having reconstructive surgery, talk with your doctor about these and other issues before you have your mastectomy. Your doctor can tell you whether reconstruction is an option for you and, if it is, what type of reconstructive surgery might work best for you.

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801-581-7719

Breast Reconstructive Surgery Procedures

Cori A. Agarwal, M.D.

Locations
Madsen Health Center (801) 587-4830
University Hospital (801) 587-4830

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Flap Surgery, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Oculoplastic & Facial Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Plastic Surgery, Laser, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

Jayant Agarwal, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 587-4241
University Hospital (801) 585-2318

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Flap Surgery, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Microsurgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Plastic Surgery, Hand Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

Courtney H. Crombie, M.D.

Locations
Madsen Health Center (801) 581-3271
University Hospital (801) 581-3271

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

James M. McGreevy, M.D.

Locations
South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4500
University Hospital (801) 581-4488

Specialties: Breast Cancer, Breast Disease, Breast Surgery, Surgery, General

Jaron McMullin, M.D.

Locations
South Jordan Health Center (801) 585-2639
University Hospital (801) 585-2639

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Flap Surgery, Hand Surgery, Migraine, Pain Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

Edward W. Nelson, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Institute (801) 587-4241
University Hospital (801) 581-2634
University Hospital (801) 581-7738

Specialties: Breast Cancer, Breast Disease, Breast Surgery, Endocrine, Kidney Transplant, Oncology Surgery, Parathyroid, Surgery, General, Transplant Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery

Leigh A. Neumayer, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 587-4241

Specialties: Breast Cancer, Breast Disease, Breast Surgery, Oncology Surgery, Surgery, General

Jane M. Porretta, M.D., FACS

Locations
South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4500

Specialties: Breast Cancer, Breast Surgery, Surgery, General

W. Bradford Rockwell, M.D.

Locations
Madsen Health Center (801) 585-3253
University Hospital (801) 585-3253

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Flap Surgery, Frostbite, Microsurgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Plastic Surgery, Hand Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Laser, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

Mark Savarise, M.D.

Locations
South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4500

Specialties: Breast Cancer, Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Endoscopy, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Hernia Surgery (open and laparoscopic), Sclerotherapy, Spider Veins, Surgery, General, Therapeutic Endoscopy

Victoria J. Serpico, APRN

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 587-4241

Specialties: Breast Cancer, Breast Disease, Breast Surgery, Family Nurse Practitioner