SECONDARY COSMETIC BREAST RECONSTRUCTION BY DR. VITOLO

With the recent development of sophisticated breast cancer resection techniques, more women with breast cancer are opting to have minimalistic procedures such as lumpectomies, radiation, and nipple-sparing techniques. Because of these lesser procedures, some women don’t opt for reconstruction at the time of surgery, but after healing, realize that they do have asymmetry or some deformity of the breast, and wish to correct that.

For those women who require more aggressive breast cancer surgeries, often sophisticated breast reconstruction procedures are performed immediately after the cancer surgery. Many times several “touch up” breast reconstruction revisions or nipple reconstructions are necessary to achieve the best cosmetic result…this is Secondary Cosmetic Breast Reconstruction.

WHO’S A GOOD CANDIDATE?

Women who have had breast reconstruction many years ago, when reconstructions were not as advanced as they are today, have deformed breasts that they are unhappy with. Secondary breast reconstructions such as nipple creation or revision, re-pigmentation of the nipple-areola area, and correction of asymmetries of the breasts can improve the cosmetic appearance of the breasts. As these women age, their bodies change, and a reconstruction done ten years ago may need improvement to achieve a good cosmetic result.

Women who elected not to have nipple reconstruction because of the psychological trauma of the cancer surgery, now many years later, may want to improve their appearance and take advantage of new reconstructive techniques that did not exist back then.

CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE NOW

Dr. Robert Vitolo treats patients from the Greater New York Metropolitan area including Manhattan, the 5 boroughs and New Jersey. He has offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island for the patients’ convenience. Dr. Vitolo frequently has patients seeking his consultation and surgeries from across the United States, Europe, Russia, and Asia, consequently, we offer internet consultations via FaceTime and Skype for those patients who are not local.

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out if the Scar Less Breast Augmentation is best for your personal situation by meeting with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of Dr. Vitolo’s knowledgeable staff members will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our offices directly toll free at 800-332-1067.

REQUEST A CONSULTATION

DR. VITOLO’S APPROACH TO SECONDARY BREAST RECONSTRUCTION

As a board-certified plastic surgeon with many years experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Vitolo combines his artistic talent to transform your previously reconstructed breast to an aesthetically pleasing one. He will work with you and assess your goals and devise a plan to achieve them.

During a consultation with Dr. Vitolo, he will advise on options that are available to you to achieve a superior cosmetic result with breast reconstruction revision.

Most of the secondary breast reconstruction procedures can be performed under local anesthesia or local with sedation. Some may require general anesthesia depending on the procedure and your preferences. Since these procedures are in fact reconstruction after breast cancer, some insurance policies may cover some of the costs.

TESTIMONIALS

DR. VITOLO’S EXPERTISE IS WORTH EVERY PENNY!

“Dr. Vitolo and his team are the most kind and considerate professionals I’ve encountered. My first surgery, rhinoplasty, was done by Dr. Vitolo in 1998, which I’m extremely pleased with. After having two children via C-section, I recently turned to Dr. Vitolo for a well-deserved Mommy Makeover and am so happy I did. I highly recommend Dr. Vitolo; he is worth every penny.”*
“Dr Vitolo, is amazing!! Iam very happy I had such an experienced and caring doctor!  The results are incredible. And I couldn’t be happier!! I didn’t have to worry about anything. Nothing. He is extremely knowledgeable in every aspect. Which made me feel secure and comfortable. I had an amazing trustworthy doctor! Would recommend him to anyone!”*  -RealSelf Patient Review
“I just want to say thank you for everything. You helped me more than you know; I really appreciate you doing the surgery for me and I know I will be very happy with the results. I know you have a reputation of one of the best surgeons, and I truly agree you are, if not the best, and I mean by the person you are. It was very kind of you to help me under the circumstances.”*   – JH
“Words cannot express what you have done for my self-esteem and confidence. You and your staff made me feel relaxed and comfortable the whole way through. I thank you all dearly, and you truly have “hands of magic!” Happy Holidays to all of you and yours.”*   -J
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*Individual results may vary

IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?

With most of the procedures recovery is quick, and most patients can return to work or normal activities in a day or two.

WHAT RESULTS WILL I SEE?*

Secondary breast reconstruction can improve the shape and size of the breasts and can adjust a ptotic (droopy) natural breast to match the reconstructed one. The results are visible right after surgery giving a better cosmetic appearance.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP – REQUEST A CONSULTATION

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of Dr. Vitolo’s knowledgeable medical staff will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly to schedule – 800-332-1067.

Dr. Vitolo has three offices in Staten Island, Manhattan and Brooklyn. Dr. Vitolo has patients that come to him for treatment from across the United States, Europe, Russia, South America and Asia. Our practice offers Internet consultations via FaceTime and Skype for those patients who are not local.

*Individual results may vary