Life after a mastectomy can be overwhelming. Your body has been permanently altered and you have to adjust to a significant change that can affect you emotionally and physically. You also have the shadow of breast cancer hovering over you. While you understand that your health has to be your top priority, you still mourn losing a part of yourself. Breast reconstruction can help you to feel whole again. When you place yourself in the competent and compassionate hands of our plastic surgeon, you can have your breasts restored. No one will ever know what you went through once you have healed.
Understanding Breast Reconstruction
You can choose to have breast reconstruction surgery soon after your mastectomy or you can wait until a later time. Some women choose to complete their treatments before undergoing additional surgery. It is up to you. When you are ready for breast reconstruction, you will sit down with our plastic surgeon to discuss your goals for your body. You will be able to decide what size you want your bust to be. At that point, our plastic surgeon can map out a course of action in order to restore your breasts. Different techniques may be used in your procedure. In some cases, our plastic surgeon may choose to take a combination approach in order to have the most promising results.
When is the Right Time for Breast Reconstruction?
You should be healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure. You also need to have realistic expectations, understanding that you will need to be patient while you are experiencing downtime. You will need to care for yourself, follow our instructions regarding aftercare and limit your amount of daily activity. Think of breast reconstruction as a way to celebrate as you overcome the biggest challenge of your life.
Talk to Our Plastic Surgeon About Breast Reconstruction
If breast reconstruction has been on your mind, you are sure to have questions. Set up a consultation at Athena Plastic Surgery to discuss your options with our plastic surgeon. He will be your guide, explaining what you can expect. You will work together as a team to help you reclaim your bust with help from breast reconstruction.