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Reconstruction after Mastectomy

Choosing to undergo a mastectomy is a very personal decision for a woman battling breast cancer. The surgical removal of one or both breasts can help put an end to cancer, but it can often take a toll on a woman’s self-confidence and how she feels about her body. Dr. Lisa Hunsicker performs reconstructive breast surgery to give women back a beautiful, natural-looking feminine figure after undergoing a mastectomy. Reconstructive breast surgery after a mastectomy can help to restore a woman’s body and renew her self-confidence. When consulting with her patients, Dr. Hunsicker’s primary concern is their safety, speaking closely with each woman to make sure this surgery is the right choice.


A mastectomy is the surgical removal of all breast tissue from one or both breasts to either prevent or treat breast cancer. Losing a breast can drastically affect a person emotionally, often causing feelings of anxiety or even depression. However, it is possible to rebuild the breast and achieve beautiful, natural-looking results through reconstructive surgery. A mastectomy can help save your life—reconstruction can help renew it. Some important factors to consider when deciding to undergo a mastectomy include:
  • Type and location of breast cancer
  • Recurrence: Depending on the percentage chance of recurrence, a mastectomy may be the best option for treatment.
  • Whether radiation therapy will be needed: A mastectomy is often not followed by radiation therapy.
  • Recovery period after breast cancer
  • Loss of sensation in the breasts and nipples: Women should be aware that a mastectomy will unfortunately result in lost sensation.
Your General Surgeon will help provide guidance in the making of your decision. This surgery can be performed for both smaller and larger breasted women. With your safety and goals in mind, Dr. Hunsicker will use the best reconstructive techniques for you to achieve a symmetrical outcome that will give you back the feminine figure you had before cancer.
Reconstruction can be performed either in stages (as separate surgeries) or immediately after your mastectomy as a direct-to-implant procedure. Dr. Hunsicker most commonly performs the direct-to-implant approach because it requires fewer surgeries, and less downtime and follow-up for the patient. However, some women also choose to have reconstructive surgery once they are already healed from their mastectomy. When your reconstruction is performed in relation to your mastectomy will determine which techniques will be best for your unique case.
Dr. Lisa Hunsicker will work closely with you to restore the shape and feminine appearance of your breast(s). You will have several options regarding the reconstruction of your breast after a mastectomy, which Dr. Hunsicker will discuss with you in detail during your consultation.
Yes, your breast reconstruction will be covered by insurance under the 1998 Women’s Healthcare Act.

Learn More About Reconstruction After Mastectomy in Denver

While we hope this information is helpful, it’s not a substitute for a consultation. We invite you to contact us at 720-283-2500 or online to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Hunsicker. Together, you can discuss your options for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.

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