Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Romanelli, is a Long Island breast reconstruction specialist who recognizes the physical and emotional needs of breast cancer survivors and their partners.
Mind Your Breast Health
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in women behind skin cancer. Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Romanelli would like to highlight the importance of monitoring your breast health, which includes:
- Performing monthly self exams
- Undergoing an annual mammogram and breast exam, if you are at high risk or over 40
- Consulting your healthcare provider if you notice unusual breast changes
Single-Step Breast Reconstruction
Many women who are facing mastectomy trust Dr. Romanelli to help them understand their options. If you decide to have breast reconstruction using implants, Dr. Romanelli is one of the few cosmetic surgeons who is skilled and experienced in performing “direct-to-implant” reconstruction.
This technique is appropriate when the breast cancer surgeon can conserve most of the original breast skin. Because a tissue expander is not required, Dr. Romanelli can replace the breast tissue with a permanent breast implant at the time of mastectomy. This technique has significantly decreased patient recovery time and has often eliminated the need for additional surgeries.
Breast reconstruction involves many complicated and emotional decisions that require a surgeon like Dr. Romanelli who has specialized training and experience. To learn about your options, request a free consultation online or call our office at(631) 424-3600 .