Cancer Care

Heal from cancer with breast reconstruction

Considering your physical appearance and cosmetic concerns are an important part of your cancer treatment. That’s why we help our patients find high-quality breast reconstruction surgery when they choose it. It’s an integral part of our comprehensive breast cancer program at Goshen Center for Cancer Care.

Breast reconstruction rebuilds the breasts to the same size and shape as they were before surgery. In some cases, it may also involve reconstructing the nipple and areola. Most women who have had a mastectomy qualify for this procedure.

Our experts treat your entire well-being so you thrive, not just survive. If you would like to discuss your options for breast reconstruction in Goshen, IN, breast surgical oncologists at Goshen Center for Cancer Care work closely with plastic surgeons at The Centre, P.C. to coordinate breast reconstruction for women at Goshen Hospital. For more information, request an appointment or call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) to talk with our oncology information specialists.

What to expect from breast reconstruction surgery and recovery

Generally, your breast reconstruction options include:

  • Flap reconstruction – This surgery rebuilds the breast using a flap of tissue from another body site, such as the belly, back, thighs or buttocks.
  • Implant reconstruction – Using either saline or silicone implants, this approach may require two surgeries. The first one places an expander to stretch the tissue, usually during cancer surgery. Several weeks or months later, the second step places the implant.

Many women have immediate reconstruction, which is breast reconstruction performed during cancer surgery. However, this is not always recommended, and it may be necessary for your reconstruction to be a separate surgery.

After the procedure, you may stay in the hospital for a few days. Physical therapy can help ease your recovery. Your breasts may look slightly different over the next year or two until the tissues heal completely. Our center offers the emotional care you need as you recover, including support groups through our Goshen Cancer Survivor Network.

We can help

In addition to advanced breast cancer treatments that are designed to preserve your quality of life, Goshen Center for Cancer Care addresses your mind, body and spirit as you undergo treatment.

If you are considering breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy, we can connect you with a surgeon, as well as provide the integrative care you need to heal from cancer. Call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) today.

Serving Warsaw, Fort Wayne, South Bend and surrounding areas, Goshen Center for Cancer Care offers breast cancer reconstruction in Goshen, IN.