An Option After Mastectomy
Pedicle flap breast reconstruction is one of several options we offer at our Connecticut hospitals located in New Haven, Shelton, and Norwalk. The pedicled procedure uses skin and tissue from the patient’s own abdominal region to recreate the breast. The pedicle reconstruction retains its regular blood flow since the tissue is pulled under the skin, up to the breast, without cutting the original supply.
This procedure is most commonly performed after a mastectomy, and can be considered after either a full or partial mastectomy. And if your insurance company covers mastectomy due to cancer, Federal law requires most plans to cover mastectomy as well.
Why Choose Us?
Dr. Reilly is of course intimately familiar with the cutting edge surgical techniques and advances in the industry, but he also understands the many psychological factors associated with any reconstructive surgery. A successful procedure is as much about how you feel as how you look; we want to help you look and feel your best.
This is a difficult time for you and your family. There are many professionals involved in your care and there is a lot of new information to be discussed and decisions to be made to help you through this process. But have hope, as there are procedures available to you that can restore the appearance of the breast. Dr. Reilly encourages you to bring a family member or friend to any consultation. He also suggests planning on more than one meeting to help you understand the options more fully. Since we can all forget to ask something or perhaps discover something in our research that we have a question about, two meetings are always helpful. If you need more than two, please ask, and Dr. Reilly may even suggest additional consultations if he feels they would benefit you.
Schedule a Pedicle Flap Breast Reconstruction Consultation
To learn more about pedicle flap breast reconstruction procedures, call 203.924.2900 today. Our locations in New Haven, Shelton, and Norwalk are easily accessible from the Woodbridge, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, and Southport regions, and beyond.
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