Breast Reconstruction

What is a breast reconstruction surgery?

Breast cancer patients who underwent a Mastectomy surgery are left with a single or no breast at all. Losing one or both breasts is really a hard experience for cancer patients because seeing their chest area will always remind them the heartbreaking journey they had before. But with a breast reconstruction, any cancer patient may take a grasp of new breasts.

Breast reconstruction, also recognized as reconstructive Mammaplasty or Postmastectomy surgery, is an operation executed to bring back the shape and form of the breasts after a Mastectomy surgery.

But bear in mind, reconstructed breasts will not have the same sensation and feel as the original breast it substituted.

Good candidates for a breast reconstruction surgery:

  • You are physically healthy
  • You are a nonsmoker
  • You are psychologically stable
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You put your full trust to the surgeon
  • You underwent a Mastectomy surgery

Why choose a breast reconstruction surgery?

  • To boost your self-confidence and self-esteem
  • To improve your body proportion
  • To look better with and without of clothes
  • To experience again the feeling of “wholeness”
  • To restore your feelings of femininity
  • To improve symmetry if only one of your breasts is affected
  • To wear low-cut necklines and swimwear
  • Not to wear external breast forms or pads
  • To remove any reminders of your mastectomy and cancer experience

An Overview of the Procedure

The breast reconstruction is carried out under the influence of general anaesthetia. It is a generally safe surgery which takes hours to complete.

Steps:

  • Anaesthesia
  • The incision
  • Addition of the replacement breasts
  • Closing the incisions
  • See the results

Once the breast reconstruction is accomplished, the patient’s treated area will be placed with a bandage to lessen the likelihood of swelling, bruising and infection but this will be removed after a period of time. The patient will also wear a surgical bra for numerous weeks to provide a support to the new form. Moreover, the patient must take an ample rest from work and must avoid extreme activity/exercise within the first few weeks.

Make sure that the chest area must be secured against sun exposure and accidental impact.

Discomfort or tightness in the chest can be experienced but this can be treated with medication.

One of the most important aspects that determine the success of the surgery is the patient’s mind-set and behavior. The patient should strictly follow the surgeon’s instructions and recommendations.

Most women can go through a breast reconstruction; however, every individual is different, hence the very first step is a consultation with our expert team. If you are interested to undergo a breast reconstruction, schedule an appointment with us. We will be glad to assist you.

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