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TESTIMONIALS

BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY

“It's bad enough to be diagnosed with breast cancer but then to see yourself for the first time after the mastectomy is painful. Taking a 44DDD breast off one side down to the chest wall and then having the other one there was very obvious. My first decision after talking to my surgeon was to have both breasts off, but now I am glad I didn't. Your appearance becomes very important. Dr. Eckhardt is very compassionate and very knowledgeable about how to help you. I chose reconstruction using my own body fat (which I had plenty of). I chose not to have an implant. I just couldn't face waking up every morning putting prosthesis in my bra. I called, scheduled, and set it up for right after chemo. I am not going to say it was painless, but the results were well worth it. I am so appreciative to Dr. Eckhardt for giving me my self-esteem. I am getting ready for my son's wedding and it feels so good to look natural. I thank God everyday for being able to be here to attend and for the expert care I received from Dr. Eckhardt and Connie.” - G.M.B.*

*Individual results may vary. The information, testimonials, videos and patient photos provided on this website are for informational purposes only and should not serve as a substitute for a professional consultation or advice. Please contact our office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Eckhardt to find out the types of services and procedures that are best suited to your medical or aesthetic needs. Every written testimonial on this site is a voluntary, self-submitted account from one of our patients. Full names and/or faces have been eliminated from testimonials and before/after photos when requested to protect the privacy of our patients. Our before & after photos may not be copied, shared or used in any other way without written permission of Dr. Eckhardt, MD FACS in Moline, IL. 

“Dr. Eckhardt, I just want to thank you for everything that you have done for me this past year, consultations, surgeries, follow-up care were all outstanding. I always felt comfortable with what you advised me to do on my various procedures and trusted in your decisions. I have praised your work to many (as you can tell my friends are coming to you). Please also extend my thanks to your staff. They always go out of their way to do a great job and are very knowledgeable and very nice. Again, thank you for being the outstanding and dedicated surgeon you truly are.” - S.S.*

“I was diagnosed with breast cancer in my early 30's. After chemo treatments I was anxious to get my reconstruction started. I went to two different plastic surgeons to get an idea of what to expect. After talking with Dr. Eckhardt, I felt confident that he would do the best job he could for me. I started all the surgeries and procedures knowing that it would be very painful; I'm glad I did it and am very happy with the results. It was very helpful for me to see the end result pictures to give me some idea of what to expect. Hopefully these photos will help make it easier for the others to get through a stressful time. Thank you, Dr. Eckhardt and his staff.” - J.E.*

“I had reconstructive breast surgery 7 years after having a right mastectomy for breast cancer. I don't regret ever making the decision to have this procedure done. Dr. Eckhardt was very informative about the different options available to me regarding the reconstruction. He took a lot of his own time explaining all the different pros and cons to all the different options. Together we made the decision that was best for my situation. Dr. Eckhardt is very professional and an extremely caring person. He is truly an expert in his field. I would recommend his services to anyone.” - C.J.*

“Dr. Eckhardt did a wonderful job on my body lift and breast reconstruction. He took time to answer all my questions and made me feel confident in my decision to have plastic surgery. He was sensitive yet professional. His assistant, Beth, handled all the details and always made me feel comfortable. Dr. Eckhardt's capable office staff took care of all the paperwork and insurance claims efficiently and quickly. I highly recommend Dr. Eckhardt and have done so to friends and relatives who have been very impressed with my results. Thank you Dr. Eckhardt.” - C.J., Breast Reconstruction with Body Lift Surgery*

“Awesome, Fabulous, Meticulous all come to mind when best describing Dr. Eckhardt, the staff and bilateral tram flap reconstructive surgery. The reconstructive surgery is the most amazing thing I have experienced--only 7 months post surgery and the scars are fading fast. Being diagnosed with breast cancer twice, I did not realize how sad I had become without breasts. Dr. Eckhardt had explained everything in detail from beginning to end, not to say that there wasn't any pain involved because indeed there was a lot of pain and discomfort in the first couple of weeks, but the outcome is incredible!!!! I wake up every morning look in the mirror and giggle at my work of art (my breasts). Thank you Dr. Eckhardt for giving me my ‘girlie’ life back. I am complete. I would highly recommend Dr. Eckhardt to anyone. One remarkable plastic surgeon and the staff are as phenomenal. Thank you so much.” - D.G.*

“I had reconstruction immediately after my bilateral mastectomy. Beginning with my first visit with Dr. Eckhardt, he and his entire staff made me feel comfortable and at ease. They answered all my questions honestly and with great detail. I was impressed and comforted at the end of each visit by Dr. Eckhardt saying, ‘If you have any questions or concerns please call us.’ Breast reconstruction after mastectomy is a very personal and emotional experience. The entire staff treated me with great respect and patience. I will be forever grateful to all of them for that. It's been six months since my surgery and I am very pleased with my results. My ‘new’ breasts look and feel real. I feel youthful and confident again. There aren't enough words for me to let Dr. Eckhardt, Lisa, Olivia and Andrea know just how much I truly appreciate them. From the bottom of my heart I thank each of you for making this journey into the unknown as wonderful as it was. You will not find a better doctor or staff anywhere. Awesome is an understatement!” - E.A.*

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*Individual results may vary. The information, testimonials, videos and patient photos provided on this website are for informational purposes only and should not serve as a substitute for a professional consultation or advice. Please contact our office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Eckhardt to find out the types of services and procedures that are best suited to your medical or aesthetic needs. Every written testimonial on this site is a voluntary, self-submitted account from one of our patients. Full names and/or faces have been eliminated from testimonials and before/after photos when requested to protect the privacy of our patients. Our before & after photos may not be copied, shared or used in any other way without written permission of Dr. Eckhardt, MD FACS in Moline, IL.