Breast Reconstruction in Oakland County With Dr. Andrew Lofman
There were 287,850 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the United States in 2022, according to the American Cancer Society. Of those women who elect to have mastectomies done, 42 percent will choose breast reconstruction. The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act in 1998 grants insurance coverage for mastectomy reconstruction after a patient receives a breast cancer diagnosis. While the recovery time is slightly longer than the mastectomy procedure alone, women say it’s an important decision “from an emotional standpoint.”
In recent years, many of the hang-ups people had about breast reconstruction have been assuaged. For instance, cohesive gel “gummi bear” implants hold a natural shape, rather than riding high and bouncy. Free tissue transfer implants use the patient’s abdominal tissue for a natural look without foreign substances like saline placed in the body.
Choose the Best in Breast Surgery
A Michigan breast reconstruction surgery is a bright spot amid the clouds – something that makes a woman feel more confident and comfortable with her body after the invasiveness of cancer. Dr. Andrew Lofman is a board certified plastic surgeon that lends compassionate care during this difficult time and breaks down the options in a clear way to help women make a decision they are comfortable with for years to come.
Results vary widely, which is why the choice of surgeon is paramount. Yet, even with the best surgeon, it is important for patients to understand that, while natural and shapely, their breasts will never be exactly like what has been replaced. For many women, the desire to “feel whole again” outweighs these minor concerns.
It typically takes a little while to get used to breast reconstruction, no matter how good the results are. Dr. Andrew Lofman is here to listen to her patients’ concerns and assist in every way possible during this period. Past patients have referred to him as friendly, professional and caring with an “excellent bedside manner.”