Breast Reconstruction Specialists in New Brunswick and Princeton, New Jersey

For women who have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy due to breast cancer or other medical conditions, breast reconstruction surgery can help restore their appearance and self-confidence. 

At Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey, our team of elite board-certified plastic surgeons specialize in breast reconstruction surgery and have extensive experience performing the procedure using a variety of advanced techniques. Our surgeons are dedicated to helping women restore their appearance and confidence following a mastectomy or lumpectomy.  Our compassionate and highly experienced team is here to guide you through the breast reconstruction process and provide you with the care and support you need. 

Call us at (732) 627-4553 or click here to schedule a consultation.

Before & After

What does Breast Reconstruction Surgery entail?

Breast reconstruction, or reconstruction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to restore a natural-looking breast appearance for women who have undergone cancer treatments or breast surgery, such as a lumpectomy or mastectomy. Advances in breast reconstructive surgery techniques have made it possible for plastic surgeons to create breasts that closely resemble the shape, size, and appearance of the patient’s breasts prior to their surgery. 

At Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey, we specialize in breast reconstruction and offer a range of techniques to achieve beautiful, symmetrical results, including the use of saline breast implants and natural breast transfer. The reconstruction process typically involves creating a pocket in the breast using a tissue expander, which can be further shaped and contoured with fat grafting. In some cases, the entire reconstruction process can be performed immediately following the patient’s mastectomy or lumpectomy.

Breast Reconstruction Surgery Options

At Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey, our board-certified plastic surgeons offer a variety of highly-specialized techniques for Breast Reconstruction.

  • Implant Breast Reconstruction: This technique involves inserting a silicone or saline implant to restore breast volume and shape.
  • Autologous Breast Reconstruction: This technique uses your own tissue from another part of your body, such as your abdomen or back, to create a new breast mound.
  • Hybrid Breast Reconstruction: This technique combines the use of implants and autologous tissue to achieve the desired breast appearance.

Commonly Asked Questions

The recovery process from breast reconstruction is both a physical and emotional journey. The medical recovery time varies depending on the technique used. Flap reconstruction, which involves using your own tissue to reconstruct the breast, can take a bit longer to recover from than implants, because it requires surgery in two different areas of the body. Patients combining breast reconstruction with mastectomy surgery will have a somewhat more intense recovery period, but often are relieved that the number of separate procedures can be reduced. Typically there will be some discomfort immediately following the surgery, which is relieved with pain medication. Bruising and swelling reduces dramatically within the first 2 weeks of the reconstruction. Swelling will continue to decrease slowly over about three months.

Most patients feel comfortable returning to work about 1 to 2 weeks after the breast reconstruction surgery. You can walk around as soon as you feel comfortable doing so and perform light exercise after about 4 weeks. Strenuous exercise that involves any ‘bouncing’ of the chest, such as running, should be avoided for at least a full month after breast reconstruction. Always consult with your physician before starting an exercise program, as recovery times vary per patient. Sometimes we can use a course of physical therapy to accelerate the recovery period.

Breast reconstruction surgery is often performed at the same time as the mastectomy, but in certain cases can also be scheduled for a later date, depending on the individual situation. We like to customize every woman’s treatment plan in order to optimize the end result.

With members of our surgical team rated as “Top Doctors” by multiple publications for their outstanding work, including New York Magazine and New Jersey Monthly Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey is a highly sought after resource for the breast reconstruction procedure. The plastic surgeons of PSANJ are recognized for their experience with breast reconstruction and thoroughly understand the compassion you deserve throughout this entire process. Renowned for having an artistic eye and an extreme attention to detail, PSANJ is a top destination for breast reconstruction. At Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey, we understand how important the reconstructive process is to living a healthy and fulfilled life. Just imagine the possibilities…

Note: The selection of your surgical team is a crucial part of the breast reconstruction process. At Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey, we encourage you to investigate your options: ask questions, see before-and-after breast reconstruction photos, and ask about advanced training and certifications.


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