BREAST RECONSTRUCTION

 

Breast reconstruction may be a good option for you if:

  You are able to cope well with your diagnosis and treatment

  You do not have additional medical conditions or other illnesses that may impair healing

  You have a positive outlook and realistic goals for restoring your breast and body image

Breast reconstruction typically involves several procedures performed in multiple stages. It can:

  Begin at the same time as mastectomy

  You do not have additional medical conditions or other illnesses that may impair healing

  Be delayed until you heal from mastectomy and recover from any additional cancer treatments

 

It’s important that you feel ready for the emotional adjustment involved in breast reconstruction. It may take some time to accept the results of breast reconstruction.

Breast reconstruction is a potentially physically and emotionally rewarding procedure for a woman who has lost a breast due to cancer or other condition. The creation of a new breast may dramatically improve your self-image, self-confidence and quality of life. Although surgery can give you a relatively natural-looking breast, a reconstructed breast will never look or feel exactly the same as the breast that was removed. 

 

Breast reconstruction is a highly individualized procedure. You should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

Duncan Hughes MD. PA.

DBA Southpoint Plastic Surgery