Breast Reconstruction in Athens

Breast Reconstruction Overview

For many women who have undergone a mastectomy, breast reduction has provided a way for them to feel more comfortable with the appearance of their bodies. At Parker Plastic Surgery, we understand how important it is to find a plastic surgeon who you can trust and feel comfortable with to perform your breast reconstruction. Dr. Parker is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can provide you with personalized care and amazing results from your operation in Athens, GA.


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Before and After Reconstruction Procedure

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performed by Dr. James Parker in his St. Mary’s Hospital.

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What Is Breast Reconstruction Surgery?

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that is performed to restore the appearance of the breasts following a mastectomy or other issues that have resulted in the removal of one or both breasts. This operation is a multi-step surgical procedure. There are a variety of techniques that can be used to perform this operation. Some involve using implants while others may involve using tissue harvested from the patient’s own body.


To reconstruct the breast due to a birth defect or following surgery for breast cancer


varies according to type of reconstruction




varies according to type of reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Breast Augmentations BasicsThis operation attempts to recreate a breast mound in women who have had their breasts altered or removed by breast cancer surgery. The goal is to rebuild a natural-looking breast with symmetry to the other one. Depending on the circumstances, this operation can be performed immediately after mastectomy or as a delayed procedure, anywhere from several weeks to years following mastectomy. This operation typically requires more than one operative procedure, with additional surgeries to optimize symmetry or rebuild a nipple-areolar complex.

There are several different methods of breast reconstruction. Although the three most commonly employed techniques include expander/implant reconstruction, latissimus flap reconstruction, and TRAM flap reconstruction. Consultation with your plastic surgeon is necessary to determine which method best meets individual patient needs.

Parker Plastic Surgery Center offered me much more than a visual cosmetic solution, when I had reconstruction surgery, due to a bi-lateral mastectomy. My General Surgeon prepared me for the visual transformation of my body, by offering me a list of cosmetic surgeons in the area. Regretfully, the alphabet does not start with the letter P for Parker! Dr. Parker is much more than a visual solution surgeon! He and his staff encouraged, supported, and informed my family and me through the process of this life-changing event. Women going through this process need someone like Dr. Parker, who encompasses their medical training to change the visual reminders of the event along with their experience to heal the psychological changes no one sees.

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How Much Does Breast Reconstruction Cost?

The cost of Breast Reconstruction varies because it is a highly individualized surgery tailored for each patient. The overall price may include anesthesia, operating room facilities, and other related expenses. Additional tests and imaging may also add to your total. Contact us for additional information.

What to Expect from Your Breast Reconstruction

Depending on the technique used, the operation will require anywhere between one to several days of inpatient hospital care. Breast reconstruction, including any surgery done to the opposite breast for symmetry, is covered by insurance. During your consultation, our team will inform you about the potential cost of your operation in Athens, GA will be. Also you can go over your insurance options and the financing options available to you.

Contact Parker Plastic Surgery to Schedule a Consultation

Contact Parker Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your operation in Athens, GA. Dr. Parker is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive breast surgeries.

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