Reconstructive Breast Surgery

Reconstructive breast surgery restores the shape, symmetry, and natural appearance of the breasts after mastectomy or trauma.
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Overview

Benefits of Breast Reconstruction

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    Balanced and symmetrical breasts for enhanced overall body proportions.
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    Natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing breast contour.
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    Fosters confidence and self-esteem.
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    Improved clothing fit and overall comfort.

Introduction

What is Reconstructive Breast Surgery?

Reconstructive breast surgery rebuilds the breast tissue after mastectomy, lumpectomy, or other traumatic events to enhance both physical and emotional well-being. Breast reconstruction allows women to experience normalcy and be confident after undergoing breast-related challenges.

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Breast Reconstruction Surgery Procedure

Common Techniques for Reconstructive Breast Surgery

Implant-based

Implant-based reconstruction involves the use of silicone or saline implants to restore breast volume

Autologous

Autologous tissue reconstruction utilises the patient's tissues, such as from the abdomen or back, to reconstruct the breasts.

Hybrid

Hybrid techniques combine both approaches for optimal results. A qualified and experienced breast reconstruction surgeon determines the method depending on the patient's anatomy, health, and personal preferences.

Recovery

What to Expect after Reconstructive Surgery

Breast reconstructive surgery recovery time varies among individuals and depends on the chosen technique. Initial recovery lasts one to two weeks, during which patients may experience swelling and discomfort.

Complete recovery occurs within several months, allowing individuals to resume regular activities and enjoy the enduring benefits of breast reconstruction.

Breast Reconstruction Results

Who Will Benefit

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    Breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomy due to breast cancer.
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    Patients with congenital breast abnormalities.
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    Patients who have experienced trauma or injury affecting breast appearance.
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    Patients who aim to enhance their overall aesthetics, achieving the desired breast size and shape.
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Dr Andrew Cheah

Your Ally For Beauty Transformation

Meet Dr Andrew Cheah

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    MOH accredited Board Certified Specialist Plastic Surgeon.
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    Graduated from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, with qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons and the National University of Singapore.
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    Specialises in facial surgery and body contouring, including non-invasive treatments and laser therapies.
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    Openly engages with patients to thoroughly understand their needs and concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Breast reconstruction surgery may be partially or fully covered by insurance if performed as part of cancer treatment. Patients are advised to check with their insurance provider to understand coverage details.
Breast reconstruction surgery may be partially or fully covered by insurance if performed as part of cancer treatment. Patients are advised to check with their insurance provider to understand coverage details.
Some individuals opt for immediate reconstruction during the same surgery as mastectomy, while others choose delayed reconstruction.
Breast reconstruction involves recreating a breast mound after mastectomy. This can be achieved using implants or autologous tissue transfer.
Yes. Patients may have some degree of choice regarding the size and shape of reconstructed breasts.
Changes in breast sensation are possible after reconstructive surgery, and these may be temporary or permanent.

The cost of reconstructive breast surgery varies based on the chosen technique, surgeon’s fees, and facility charges.

The estimated breast reconstruction cost for a small volume is around $5,000.

Patients may experience discomfort after delayed breast reconstruction. Pain management strategies minimise discomfort during the recovery period.
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Our Location

501 Orchard Road, Wheelock Place,
#05-15, Singapore 238880

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday : 9am – 5pm
Saturday : 9am – 1pm

Your satisfaction is our priority

We prioritise your well-being above all else. Our empathetic team provides comprehensive pre- and post-operative care, guiding you through every stage of your transformation.