Trusted Chicago Breast Center
Dr. Mussat offers a complete list of breast surgery procedures to best meet your unique need, preferences, and goals. We understand that you may feel nervous and we will do all that we can to ensure that you feel completely comfortable with your procedure. Once we have conducted your initial consultation, Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mussat can give you more information on what options are available to you and on what to expect throughout the process to ensure that you can make the most informed decision possible.
Achieve Your Ideal Breasts with Revision Breast Surgery
Revision breast surgery is a certainty at some point in the years that follow breast augmentation. Breast implants are not lifetime devices, as women considering breast augmentation will learn from their surgeon. It may become necessary to review their options for dealing with the health problems caused by implants later in their lifetimes.
Due to the nature of implants, several factors could lead to later revision breast surgery. Improving the breasts’ size or symmetry, or correcting problems with the original augmentation, or any of several other concerns might require Dr. Mussat’s attention. She is highly skilled at treating both primary and secondary (revision) cosmetic breast surgery that addresses the various concerns that some women experience following a breast lift, implant, or breast reduction surgery.
Breast Lift for More Youthful-Looking Breasts
Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing and tightening excess skin and tissue, restoring a woman’s breasts to a more feminine, youthful, perky, and natural position. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, aging, and heredity can all contribute to premature sagging of the breasts, which can restrict movement, cause various medical problems, and lead to feelings of self-consciousness.
Dr. Mussat offers the three principal incision patterns used for breast lift surgery: the periareolar incision, the “lollipop” incision, and the “anchor” incision. During your consultation, and before recommending a treatment plan to address your unique needs, she carefully listens to your aesthetic concerns. She then evaluates your breasts and anatomy, including your degree of breast ptosis (sagginess) and overall skin health, both of which will help her decide on the best incision pattern to use during surgery. In most cases, the procedure also repositions the nipple and areolar to enhance the new breast appearance.
When considering a breast lift, Dr. Mussat, with her years of experience, would provide the best advice and guidance based on each patient’s unique requirements.
Alleviate Discomfort with Breast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery, also known as mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure where excess skin and breast tissue are reshaped and moved to a more aesthetically pleasing position on the chest wall. Women with abnormally large breasts, a condition known as macromastia, can benefit from breast reduction surgery. Not only will this help resolve any discomfort, but it will also result in a breast size that is in proportion with the rest of the body.
Having abnormally large breasts can cause both physical and emotional distress, especially since the weight of the breasts can make performing every day physical activities difficult. Along with the physical challenges of macromastia, some patients may suffer from emotional distress or more significant mental health problems because of their large breasts. When expertly performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mussat, breast reduction surgery can improve a woman’s self-confidence along with her physical health.
En Bloc Chicago Procedure
The body covers any synthetic implant with tissue, including breast implants. Pacemakers, synthetic joints and stents, too, all draw some scar tissue through a natural process that doesn’t impede the function of the device.
Surgeons have come to name the tissue that surrounds the breast implant, “the capsule.” Sometimes the capsule gets thick enough to put pressure on the implant, hardening or even rupturing it. Surgeons have discovered that removing the capsule surrounding the implant along with the implant itself offers the lowest risk for any silicon or other debris to escape into and be absorbed by the body. This En Bloc (or “as a whole”) procedure has lead to our best, problem-free recoveries from breast implant removals.
Recovery after the En Bloc Procedure in Chicago
Patients that undergo breast implant removal are often worried about how their breasts will look afterwards. Before your procedure, you will discuss how you would like your breasts to look after implants are removed. Your reconstructive options include a breast lift, breast reduction and/or fat transfer to the breast. Some patients even choose to get newer, more advanced breast implants. During the breast implant removal procedure, Dr. Mussat repairs the muscle and breast tissue.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mussat today to discuss the En Bloc procedure and see how it could be beneficial for you.
Insurance Coverage for En Bloc Procedure
Insurance coverage for en bloc breast removal by insurance largely depends on the original reason the patient got the implants. If the implants were inserted after a mastectomy, and the doctor believes that removing the implants is “medically necessary,” then health insurance is legally obligated to cover the breast implant removal under the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (WHCRA). This federal law provides certain rights and protections to patients after a mastectomy. Most health insurance plans that cover mastectomies are required by this law to cover breast reconstruction, prostheses, and physical complications of all stages of mastectomy, including lymphedema—swelling caused by lymph nodes’ removal part of cancer treatment. Men are covered by the law too.
Before you proceed with treatment, you will need to provide supporting evidence that your capsular contraction is causing your breast pain. A letter of medical necessity from your physician will be required, which is then submitted for prior authorization. In addition, you will also need to verify that Dr. Mussat is an “in-network” provider with your insurance provider.
How much you pay depends on your insurance deductible, the amount of your co-pay, and whether you have co-insurance. Dr. Mussat is committed to helping her patients access the care they need. If your insurance provider does not cover the cost of en bloc breast implant removal, she suggests you contact American Healthcare Lending for secure affordable, convenient, and confidential financing.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mussat today to discuss how cosmetic breast surgery could be beneficial for you.