Dr. Hapcic and his staff at Regional Medical Clinic are highly experienced in a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive breast procedures. With the use of the latest technologies and techniques, they provide patients in Rapid City and Spearfish, South Dakota, with exceptional breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction surgeries.
If you would like to meet with Dr. Hapcic for an informative consultation to discuss his many procedures and how they may help you, contact Regional Medical Clinic today.
At our offices serving Rapid City and Spearfish, South Dakota, our breast procedures (including breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction) have helped women increase their self-confidence by allowing them to achieve the full figures they desire, regain full breasts after a mastectomy, or reduce the size of large and uncomfortable breasts. If you are interested in reshaping your breasts to enhance your body, one of the safe and effective procedures provided by Dr. Karl Hapcic can help you.
For patients in Rapid City, Spearfish, and throughout South Dakota, who would like fuller, more voluptuous breasts, a breast augmentation by Dr. Hapcic is in many cases the ideal cosmetic surgery procedure. A breast augmentation is performed with breast implants that are chosen to meet your individual needs. With the help of Dr. Hapcic’s surgical skill, patients at Regional Medical Clinic can determine whether other procedures, such as body contouring, would help further improve their look. When considering a breast augmentation or other procedure, each patient’s lifestyle, medical history, and goals for surgery are carefully analyzed to ensure the utmost safety.
If you reside in Rapid City, Spearfish, or anywhere in South Dakota or eastern Wyoming, and are seeking a cosmetic surgeon capable in the latest breast augmentation techniques, contact Dr. Karl Hapcic for an informative consultation today.
At our offices serving Rapid City and Spearfish, South Dakota, Dr. Karl Hapcic provides safe and effective breast lift procedures for those who are happy with the size of their breasts, but feel they are different from how they once were and could use some added firmness and support. Breasts can sag for many reasons, including age, gravity, and genetics. Thankfully, there is now an excellent solution. Breast lift procedures are a very popular means of helping women regain younger, more voluptuous figures. A consultation with Dr. Hapcic can help those interested in this procedure determine if it is right for them. In some cases, a breast augmentation is more beneficial; this is true if breast implants alone would provide a lifting effect similar to a breast lift.
Breast lift surgery is performed by first making an incision around the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). Another incision is then made leading down the breast from the areola, and along the breast crease in both directions. This allows Dr. Hapcic to bring skin formerly above or adjacent to the areola down, thus removing excess skin, tightening breast tissue, and leaving the breasts lifted and firm. Dr. Hapcic uses his more than 20 years of surgical experience to minimize the scarring that patients experience after undergoing the procedure. Read more
At our offices serving Rapid City, Spearfish, and all of South Dakota, breast reduction procedures provide patients with smaller, more proportional breasts and relief from pain and discomfort. Many women with larger than normal breasts experience a variety of unfortunate medical conditions, including skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Large breasts may also cause some women to experience significant discomfort. Feelings of extreme self-consciousness and an inability to take part in sports and other activities are also common quality-of-life issues this procedure can help resolve.
At our offices serving Rapid City and Spearfish, South Dakota, breast reduction procedures are performed by making an incision that outlines the areola (the dark skin around the nipple) and the area of skin, breast tissue, and fat that is to be removed. After this tissue is removed, the remaining skin is reconnected below the nipple. Because the reconnected skin was once above or adjacent to the nipple, smaller, firmer breasts are achieved by reducing the amount of breast tissue and lifting the entire breast.
For women in Rapid City, Spearfish, or elsewhere in South Dakota and eastern Wyoming, who must undergo mastectomies as part of treatment for breast cancer or other medical problems, breast reconstruction can help ease the emotional pain of losing a breast. Dr. Hapcic can many times work in conjunction with the surgeon performing the mastectomy, preventing the patient from ever having to see herself without a breast. Skin expansion and free-flap breast reconstruction (discussed below) are two of the most popular types of breast reconstruction. The skin expansion method of breast reconstruction involves the step-by-step expansion of the skin and the subsequent insertion of a breast implant. The skin expansion is accomplished with the use of a balloon expander that is inserted into the spot where the implant will go and periodically injected with a saline solution, allowing the skin to stretch gradually.
Many of our patients from Rapid City, Spearfish, and throughout South Dakota, have experienced the physical and psychological benefits of this type of breast reconstruction. In your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Hapcic, he will discuss with you your goals for surgery, analyze your individual case, and help determine how best to provide you with the most natural looking breasts.
In this procedure, tissue is removed from another part of the body (usually the back, abdomen, or buttocks) and transplanted to the chest to create breast tissue. At our offices serving Rapid City, Spearfish, and all of South Dakota, free-flap breast reconstruction may or may not use breast augmentation techniques, supplementing the transplanted tissue with a breast implant to provide an effective alternative to the skin expansion method discussed above. This method provides mastectomy patients with natural-looking breasts and can spare them the psychological trauma of seeing themselves without a breast. Once transplanted, the blood vessels in the tissue will be reconnected through microvascular surgery. Depending on your individual case, either a breast implant will be inserted or the transplanted tissue will serve as the breast tissue without the aid of an implant.
Our staff understands the emotional impact that can be caused by a breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent mastectomy. Along with those concerns, are the added considerations for breast reconstruction and its many options. At Regional Medical Clinic, we are proud to welcome those who are taking on this burden, fighting back, and minimizing its effect on their lives. At our practice serving Rapid City, Spearfish, and all of South Dakota, we would be happy to speak with you about breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction surgery and the results these procedures can provide. To arrange a consultation, please, contact Dr. Hapcic at Regional Medical Clinic today.
Dr. Hapcic and his staff serving Rapid City and Spearfish, South Dakota, firmly believe — whether a patient is seeking a breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reconstruction — that a one-on-one consultation with the surgeon is the key to a successful result. That’s why Dr. Hapcic addresses each and every patient’s questions and fully informs them about their surgical options, what they can expect from surgery, and how they can best recover after surgery. To speak with Dr. Hapcic, please contact Regional Medical Clinic for your consultation today.
"Dr. Hapcic & Staff, I just wanted to take the time to tell you 'thanks' for the excellent service and care I received from all of you. I am really happy with the entire process and would refer your practice to anyone. Keep doing what you are doing - it works! Best wishes to you all" -HK
"Dear Dr. Hapcic, Nicky, Deann & Susan, Thank you so much for all your wonderful work. I've never been happier & everyone agrees. Thanks again" -CF
"Dr. Hapcic & Staff, Thank you all so much for the lovely flowers and your positive thoughts. I can't thank all of you enough for all your wonderful care and support during my journey with breast cancer." -J
"Dear Dr. Hapcic and Staff, Thank you all so much for the kind, gentle, and professional way you've treated me through this breast augmentation process. You all have such a personal touch. The advice I received was perfect. It never felt like surgery and I am so happy with the results. I love the way I look!! What felt a little large at first has turned out to be absolutely perfect for me." -JT
"Dear Dr. Hapcic and Staff, I am so pleased with the results and thrilled. This was a long time desire of mine that has been fulfilled. I can't thank you and the wonderful people you work with enough for making this such a positive experience." -DM
"To all the staff, Thank you so much for all the kindness and professionalism in my surgery. You were all so helpful and caring of my needs and I can't thank you enough." -J
Serving Billings and Bozeman, Montana, Dr. Hapcic can help you determine if a breast augmentation, lift, or reduction, is right for you. Contact us today for a consultation.
Regional Medical Clinic/Regional Health Physicians
2805 5th Street, Suite 100
Rapid City, SD 57701
Ph. (605) 755-5600
Fx. (605) 755-5728