Breast Reconstruction for Vaughan, Richmond Hill, and Greater Toronto Area
Breast reconstruction surgery is performed to restore the appearance of breasts following mastectomy or due to traumatic or congenital abnormalities of the breasts.
If you are interested in breast reconstruction, have questions about the procedure, or want to know if you are a suitable candidate, you can book a consultation with Dr. Madronich to discuss your options and learn about his approach to breast reconstruction.
Breast reconstructions should only be performed by a qualified plastic surgeon—a medical specialist who has completed a minimum of five years of training in surgery following medical school. Plastic surgeons require a high level of surgical skill, excellent aesthetic judgment, extensive knowledge, and years of practice.
Finding a qualified plastic surgeon that you feel is right for you is an important part of the reconstruction process. Patients considering surgery should have the opportunity to discuss their expectations and options in depth with their surgeon.
Dr. Robert Madronich is a Toronto Plastic Surgeon and a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He holds double board certification with both a Plastic Surgery Fellowship as well as a Head and Neck Plastic Surgery Fellowship.
What to expect - Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Madronich will ask about your medical history and get to know you so that he can understand your needs. The most important outcome of any consultation is to determine if your goals are in your best interest in regards to your physical and psychological health. With this in mind, Dr. Madronich will discuss available surgical procedures, associated costs, what you can expect in terms of recovery, as well as any risks associated with the procedure. You will be able to ask questions and meet the friendly staff in the pressure-free environment at Madronich Plastic Surgery and Laser.
The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) covers the cost of breast reconstruction as well as the fee for a consultation with Dr. Madronich.
Operation – How Breast Reconstruction Works
The most common reason for undergoing a breast reconstruction surgery is to recreate the appearance of breasts following mastectomy.
Mastectomy can be a traumatic experience for any woman. Dr. Madronich performs breast reconstruction surgery as an option for women of any age as long as they are in good health and can tolerate general anesthesia.
Take a few moments and review our photo gallery to see the before and after transformation of Dr. Madronich's patients for yourself.
All procedures are performed at Mackenzie Health (previously named York Central Hospital) in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Patient comfort and safety, alongside clinical excellence, are always the highest priorities in Dr. Madronich's practice. The staff at Mackenzie Health and Madronich Plastic Surgery and Laser, are friendly and understanding professionals, who understand you may be nervous and have questions or concerns. The staff will do their best to alleviate any concerns you have and answer your questions.
Surgical reconstruction of the breasts can be accomplished in two different ways: tissue expanders and implants or with your own tissues. After a mastectomy, the skin envelope may not be large enough to allow for an implant and therefore skin expansion may be required before an implant can be inserted. In a few weeks, when enough skin is available, the implant can be inserted. Another option, TRAM (transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous) flap reconstruction, uses your own tissues, usually from the abdominal area following a tummy tuck, to create new breasts.
The best option for you can be determined during your consultation with Dr. Madronich.
Your individual needs will determine the duration of your hospital stay. Most women can get back to work two to four weeks after implant surgery and about one to two months following surgery using their own tissues. It is important to have realistic goals with breast reconstruction but with most of these surgeries, patient satisfaction is very high.