Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Schneider is one of the top breast reconstruction surgeons in Joliet and is happy to advise you on which procedure best meets your needs.

What to expect during the initial consultation

shutterstock_124867543Dr. Schneider believes in providing all patients with an in-depth consultation when it comes to breast reconstruction in Joliet. When you meet with Dr. Schneider, she will advise you on every step of the procedure. The process starts with pre-operative testing and eventually ends with the post-operative process. She will conduct a full exam in order to determine the best cup size and shape. It is recommended to bring in any photos or images you may have that will help give her an idea of the specific look you are hoping to achieve.


The Breast Reconstruction Procedure

The breast reconstruction procedure typically takes between 2-4 hours, and is performed under general anesthetic. Depending on the specific operation, you may be required to undergo more than one procedure. Dr. Schneider may perform a tissue graft from another area of your body, (most commonly the abdomen) and use this tissue to construct a mound. The procedure may also opt for a tissue expansion, which expands your natural skin in order for it to naturally fit over a breast implant.

Breast Reconstruction Recovery Process

Recovery time after breast reconstruction will depend on your specific procedure. The typical recovery period is between 2-8 weeks, with the 8 week mark being the typical timeframe it takes before you can return to your normal active routines.

Contact Dr. Schneider for a Consultation

If you are ready to learn more about breast reconstruction surgery and to find out if it is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Schneider today. Dr. Schneider is conveniently located in Joliet and will be happy to discuss the various breast reconstruction surgery options that are available to you. She will take care of you every step of the way and discuss any potential risks, so you can be sure you’re making the right decision.