Breast Reconstruction

Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Individualized & State-of-the-Art 

Penn Medicine Virtua provides innovative, post-mastectomy breast reconstruction through a variety of surgical options designed to meet your unique needs. Our approach to breast reconstruction surgery is as individualized as your treatment plan. Our surgeons are board-certified and nationally recognized cancer reconstruction physicians. While breast reconstruction is considered an elective procedure, it is not solely cosmetic, and insurance will pay for breast reconstruction when a mastectomy is indicated.

All Types of Breast Reconstruction Available

You and your plastic surgeon will discuss which type of breast reconstruction surgery best fits you. These options include:

  • Implant reconstruction (tissue expander)
  • Autologus tissue reconstruction (several types of free flap reconstruction: TRAM, DIEP, SIEA, S-GAP, I-GAP, and TUG/TMG)
  • Autologous tissue with implant reconstruction

Restoring Appearance

After breast reconstructive surgery, many women choose to have nipple reconstruction, including nipple tattooing. 3D nipple tattooing creates the illusion of a protruding nipple. For many breast cancer survivors, this option helps provide emotional and physical recovery after breast cancer. Nipple tattooing is performed by a micropigmentation specialist who is board certified by the American Academy of Micropigmentation and a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetics. Nipple tattooing benefits:

  • Minimal to no pain during procedure
  • Complete coordination and consultation of color and size of areola with micro-pigmentation specialist
  • Usually completed in one session
  • No recovery time needed

Our Team

Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction services are provided by board-certified and fellowship-trained radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, oncology nurses, and social workers. Each patient’s individualized treatment plan is reviewed during a weekly session attended by radiation oncology experts from Penn Medicine and Virtua.

For more information, call 1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823).

Specialties

Breast Reconstruction Locations

Virtua Medical Group
Virtua Facilities & Medical Locations

Penn Medicine Virtua Microvascular Specialists - Moorestown

401 Young Avenue, Suite 375
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Phone: 856-291-8910
Virtua Medical Group
Virtua Facilities & Medical Locations

Penn Medicine Virtua Microvascular Specialists - Voorhees

200 Bowman Drive, Suite 315E
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Phone: 856-291-8910
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Penn Medicine Virtua Cancer Program Locations

Penn Medicine Virtua Cancer Program locations provide preventative and diagnostic oncology treatment services throughout South Jersey.

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