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Implant-Based Reconstruction


Implant-Based Reconstruction

In the world of breast reconstruction, implant-based procedures in New York City stand as a beacon of hope, offering a pathway to restore symmetry and confidence for individuals who have undergone mastectomy or experienced breast deformities. This innovative approach harnesses the advancements in surgical techniques and medical technology to provide a customizable solution tailored to each patient’s unique needs and aspirations. Implant-based reconstruction from Dr. Peter Henderson embodies the union of artistry and medical expertise, offering a life-changing option that symbolizes a new beginning in the journey toward physical and emotional healing.

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What is Implant-Based Reconstruction?

Implant-based reconstruction is a surgical procedure aimed at restoring the shape, size, and symmetry of the breasts following a mastectomy or other breast-related surgeries. This technique involves the placement of silicone or saline implants to recreate the natural contours of the breasts. Implant-based reconstruction offers a solution that can be customized to meet the aesthetic goals and preferences of each patient, providing a renewed sense of confidence and wholeness.

Types of Implant-Based Reconstruction

At Henderson Breast Reconstruction, we offer different stages of implant-based reconstruction, some of the best routes for the procedure include: 

  • One-Stage (Direct to Implant): One-stage, or direct-to-implant, reconstruction involves placing a breast implant immediately after mastectomy surgery in a single procedure. This approach offers the advantage of a shorter overall treatment timeline and eliminates the need for tissue expanders, providing patients with a more streamlined recovery process.
  • Two-Stage (Tissue Expander & Implant): Two-stage reconstruction involves the use of tissue expanders followed by the placement of permanent breast implants. In the first stage, a tissue expander is inserted to gradually stretch the skin and create a pocket for the implant. Once the desired size is achieved, the expander is replaced with a permanent implant in a second surgical procedure.
  • Pre-Pectoral vs. Sub-Pectoral: In pre-pectoral reconstruction, the breast implant is placed above the chest muscle, offering advantages such as reduced postoperative pain and a more natural appearance. On the other hand, sub-pectoral placement involves positioning the implant beneath the chest muscle, which may provide additional tissue coverage and support, particularly in patients with thin skin or limited soft tissue.


What are the Benefits of Implant-Based Reconstruction?

The process and procedure of implant-based reconstruction in New York City offer many amazing benefits, such as:  

  • Natural appearance
  • An amplified procedure route
  • Less invasive style 
  • Customizable options
  • Minimal donor site reductions
  • Versatility in techniques

Am I A Good candidate for Implant-Based Reconstruction?

You may be a good candidate for implant-based breast reconstruction from our New York City practice if:

  • Have undergone or are planning to have a mastectomy
  • In overall good health 
  • Have realistic expectations about your procedure
  • Prefer less invasive reconstruction options
  • You have sufficient skin and soft tissue in the chest area to support breast implants
  • You are willing to undergo multiple surgical stages if needed, particularly for two-stage reconstruction involving tissue expanders
  • You are open to discussing the potential risks and benefits of implant-based reconstruction with our team

What to Expect During the Implant-Based Reconstruction Consultation

During your consultation at Henderson Breast Reconstruction in New York City, you can expect a comprehensive assessment of your medical history and physical examination focused on the chest area. This evaluation will enable Dr. Henderson to understand your unique anatomy, previous surgeries, and any medical conditions. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations, allowing our team to tailor a treatment plan that meets your needs.

What to Expect on the Day of Implant-Based Reconstruction Surgery

On the day of your implant-based breast reconstruction surgery, you can expect to arrive at our Manhattan surgical center and undergo preoperative preparations, which may include changing into a surgical gown and meeting with our surgical team, who will welcome you in with confidence for your new journey. 

We will then administer anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Once you are sedated, Dr. Henderson will begin the surgical process, which typically involves creating incisions in the chest area to place the implants. 

The surgical team will meticulously position the implants according to the predetermined surgical plan. After the implants are securely in place, your incisions will be carefully closed, and dressings or bandages may be applied to the surgical sites. 

Following the procedure, you will be transferred to a recovery area where you will be monitored closely as you wake up from anesthesia. Our surgical team will provide instructions for postoperative care and arrange for any necessary follow-up appointments.

Implant-Based Reconstruction Recovery

Recovery from implant-based breast reconstruction involves several stages, beginning immediately after surgery and continuing over the following weeks and months. Initially, you may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the surgical sites, which can be managed with pain medications and rest. Dr. Henderson will provide specific instructions for caring for your incisions and managing any drains that may have been placed during surgery. As you progress through the recovery process, you will gradually regain your strength and mobility, and the swelling and bruising will diminish.

While the recovery process may vary for each individual, most patients can expect to gradually resume their normal activities over the weeks following surgery.

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Is Implant-Based Reconstruction covered by Insurance in New York City, NY?

Insurance coverage for implant-based breast reconstruction in New York City may vary depending on individual insurance plans and specific circumstances. It’s essential to check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage details, including any deductibles, copayments, or out-of-pocket expenses you may be charged with. 


Why choose Dr. Henderson?

Dr. Peter Henderson, MD MBA FACS, is a highly regarded reconstructive surgeon and microsurgeon based in New York City, specializing in breast reconstruction and lymphedema treatment. As the CEO and Director of Surgical Services at Henderson Breast Reconstruction, he brings a wealth of expertise and leadership to his practice. Dr. Henderson holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He completed his residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, followed by a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Henderson’s dedication to patient care is evident through his commitment to surgical excellence and ongoing research in microsurgery and breast reconstruction. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has received prestigious awards for academic excellence in plastic surgery. With numerous peer-reviewed publications and invited lectures, Dr. Henderson continues to shape the field of reconstructive surgery through his clinical practice and academic contributions.

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