Mark Sisco, M.D.
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 504-2333
Monday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Breast Reconstruction

From North Shore to Arlington Heights, Northbrook board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Sisco has earned a reputation for his skill and sensitivity with breast reconstruction. Mastectomy, lumpectomy, or trauma to the breast can leave a woman feeling as if she’s lost a significant part of herself. Many women are eager to move on with their lives and restore a sense of normalcy. Dr. Sisco’s patients have many appealing options that include breast reconstruction with implants or their very own tissue using a DIEP flap or another advanced technique.

Learn more about reclaiming your body with breast reconstruction. Request a consultation with Dr. Sisco today or call NorthShore Plastic Surgery at (847) 504-2333. Located just north of Chicago, our office is minutes away from Glenview, Highland Park, and Glencoe.

Breast Reconstruction Options

If you’re considering breast reconstruction, you have many options to consider prior to your surgery. While some of these options are dependent on the status of your health and treatment, others are up to you.

Timing of the Procedure

The most pressing decision is that of immediate versus delayed reconstruction. Immediate reconstruction occurs at the same time or shortly after the mastectomy or lumpectomy. On the other hand, delayed reconstruction is performed at any point after your mastectomy or lumpectomy. This is largely a personal decision. Dr. Sisco typically recommends immediate reconstruction unless your condition doesn’t permit it. If you opt to delay your surgery, it’s important to remember that it’s never too late to have breast reconstruction. Dr. Sisco routinely performs delayed procedures years after a patient’s mastectomy.

Breast Reconstruction
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Case #313

This woman in her 40s was hoping to achieve a more youthful looking breast. Dr. Sisco was able to help her achieve her goals by performing a breast implant reconstruction.
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Case #304

A woman in her 40s was looking to have her breasts reshaped and aligned. Dr. Sisco achieved this look by reconstructing the breasts and performing a lift on the left breast. 
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Case #309

This woman in her 50s wanted to achieve a better shape in her breasts. Dr. Sisco gave her a full reconstruction and lift to get the look she was hoping for with her surgery.
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Breast Reconstruction Case

Dr. Sisco performed a bilateral mastectomy and breast reconstruction with implants on this woman in her 40s.
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Case #314

This woman in her 20s wanted larger breasts following a mastectomy. Dr. Sisco was able to achieve her desired results by performing a reconstruction with implants. 
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Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap and Implants Case

This woman had a history of breast cancer and previously underwent a lumpectomy with radiation treatment on her left breast. She developed another cancer and decided to have a double mastectomy. Since she had pre-existing radiation damage on the left side, Dr. Sisco reconstructed that breast with a silicone implant and tissue from her back (l... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Breast Reconstruction Techniques

NorthShore Plastic Surgery is an advanced reconstruction center, which means that our patients have access to state-of-the-art options that may not be available in other practices. These include:

Other more common options include reconstruction with a silicone implant, a saline implant, or your own tissue transferred from your abdomen (TRAM flap) or back (latissimus dorsi flap).

Each of these options comes with its own set of advantages and considerations. Dr. Sisco will evaluate each one with you during your initial consultation.

Breast Reconstruction Revision

Women from the North Shore and surrounding areas who are dissatisfied with previous breast reconstruction results for reasons such as asymmetry, an unnatural appearance, or an unsupported implant often choose Dr. Sisco for a revision procedure performed with today’s state-of-the-art techniques.

Why Choose Dr. Sisco for Breast Reconstruction?

Dr. Sisco works closely with several breast cancer surgeons from within the NorthShore University HealthSystem. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sisco specializes in reconstructive breast surgery and finds special satisfaction in giving women the results they envision. Our breast reconstruction patients come from Lake Forest, Evanston, Des Plaines, and other Illinois communities because of Dr. Sisco’s reputation for providing some of the best care and results available.

Mark Sisco, M.D.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Sisco has trained at some of the most esteemed institutions in the country, and he brings the skills he attained there to his practice in Northbrook. From extensive reconstructive procedures to delicate, targeted liposuction, Dr. Sisco serves your needs from head to toe.

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How Is Breast Reconstruction Performed?

While many women are candidates for a nipple-sparing mastectomy with one-step implant reconstruction, others require a staged approach.

Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction

If you are a candidate for nipple-sparing mastectomy, Dr. Sisco can often work alongside your surgeon to combine this approach with direct-to-implant reconstruction. This option allows reconstruction to be completed at the time of mastectomy.

Staged Breast Reconstruction

For women who require a staged procedure, reconstruction is performed over the course of 2 or 3 distinct surgeries.

How Long Does It Take to Recover From Reconstructive Breast Surgery?

Breast reconstruction typically requires a brief hospital stay after surgery. Once you return home, you’ll need to take it easy for several weeks while your body heals. Dr. Sisco works closely with your oncologist, breast surgeon, and other members of your medical team to ensure your reconstruction is safe, successful, and tailored to your own unique needs.

Along the way to dealing with breast cancer, I discovered a team of wonderful doctors who guided me to make the best decisions about my health first — but to also make me feel whole and happy in the end. Dr. Sisco especially had the patience to help me overcome some problems, and I felt more than pleased with the reconstruction, even in the early stages. I now look better than when I began this journey.


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A Reputation Built on Results

Dr. Sisco did an amazing job with my reduction! I finally feel like I fit into my body. He takes the...
Dr Sisco and staff were amazingly supportive! Dr. Sisco is a magician. 2010 I had a double mastectomy....
Dr Sisco is my plastic surgeon for breast reconstruction after a double mastectomy. He has the best...
Dr. Sisco is a skilled and a kind surgeon. He helped me through my journey. I would and have recommended...