Ask The Doctor – I Have an Implant But Want Natural Reconstruction

<alt="natural breast reconstruction"/>This week, Dr. Richard M. Kline, Jr. of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question.

QUESTION: I had reconstructive surgery on my right breast in 2008. I have a silicone implant, but it feels like a hard lump on my chest. I’m 62 and healthy. I don’t know if my insurance will cover it if I decided to have the natural reconstruction.

ANSWER: Usually your insurance will cover conversion of an unsatisfactory implant reconstruction to a reconstruction using your own tissue with no problem, but we always check first to be sure. If you wish, we can give you a call to discuss your situation in more detail. Many, many people are or have been in your situation, and we are usually able to help.

— Richard M. Kline, Jr., M.D.    

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  1. Debbie Roland says:

    If you have had breast cancer gotten an implant, or just told to live with having one breast or not having breast. Please go see Dr. Kline. I’m not a family member, Doctor or close friend or rich. I’m just a very satisfied breast cancer survivor. Dr Kline and his group are kind, honest, and will treat you will respect. Everybody should have a Dr. Kline in their life. He will show you that life does not stop, but moves on.