Breast Reconstruction

Restoring a natural appearance to your breasts after a mastectomy can go a long way in restoring your self confidence, positive outlook and healing.

Breast reconstruction surgery can be performed soon after a mastectomy or even years down the road. Dr. Schleicher 's goal is to recreate your breast shape using implants, tissue from somewhere else on your body, or a fat transfer technique to ensure a natural look that makes you feel good and restores your self- confidence.

Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction is a process that usually requires multiple surgeries to achieve the full desired result. Because there are so many options available for reconstruction, it is best to schedule a consult with Dr. Schleicher to discuss your particular case and the results you wish to achieve.

Please keep in mind, there is no known connection between breast reconstruction surgery and breast cancer recurrence. The reconstruction surgery does not interfere with treatment should the cancer return, however your oncologist will likely recommend periodic mammograms in the future.

Breast Reconstruction


Deciding if breast reconstruction is right for you and the specific risks involved can only be determined after a consultation with Dr. Schleicher . All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally, while major complications are unusual. If you're interested in more information on breast reconstruction surgery or would like to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure, please schedule a free consultation (for cosmetic plastic surgery procedures only) by calling our office at 804-282-4940.

Billing & Payment

Breast reconstruction surgery may be covered by your insurance company. Our billing specialists will work with you to understand your insurance options and any pre-authorization requirements. If your particular insurance plan considers a breast reconstruction cosmetic surgery and will not cover the procedure, you will be responsible for payment.

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