Important Notice for Patients: Please note, Dr. Merrell DOES NOT use and HAS NEVER used Allergan Biocell breast implants. Patients with concerns about their implants should call the office, (757) 673-6000. If you are not a patient of Dr. Merrell and believe you have Allergan implants, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Merrell to talk about your concerns and options.

Breast Reconstruction

For women who have suffered from breast cancer, breast reconstruction surgery is an important step to consider. Breast cancer is incredibly traumatizing, especially when a mastectomy is needed for treatment. Because Breast Reconstruction is now covered by insurance companies, the procedure is accessible and can be a huge step in both physically and emotional recovery.

We also work with women who are at high risk for potentially developing breast cancer and elect to have preventative surgery.

Dr. Merrell and the team at Plastic Surgery Associates of Tidewater specialize in breast reconstruction with natural tissue. By using the latest microsurgical Perforator Flap technique, we are able to reconstruct breasts to look natural and feel comfortable in all types of clothing. The Perforator Flap uses a woman’s own tissue without disturbing the abdominal muscles and avoids many complications associated with other methods of breast reconstruction.

With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Merrell is a well-respected choice for breast reconstruction surgery. He and the entire team are dedicated to safety and making sure this procedure is absolutely right for you, while to listening to your needs and concerns. His use of the Perforator Flap Technique yields high satisfaction rates and helps women recover with significantly fewer reminders of the trauma of breast cancer. Our concerns are always safety, health and happiness.

Soft, Natural Results

The goal with any breast cosmetic surgery is to have a soft, natural and proportionate look.

A Return to Normal

“When my surgeon told me the lump in my breast was malignant I felt my body go numb. The thought of losing my breast weighed heavily on my mind for weeks. I knew that without reconstruction I could not face looking at my own scarred body every day as I bathed and dressed.  I wanted to be able to return to my active lifestyle. Today I look and feel great. I can honestly say I have fully recovered and returned to all my normal activities.”

Breast Reconstruction Examples