Losing a breast to a mastectomy or a horrible accident can be just as scarring emotionally as it is physically. Not only will the healing be painful, but losing a breast brings about challenges you may have never considered before. Your confidence in all aspects of your life may be shaken or shattered. If you’re ready to reclaim your confidence, it may be time for a breast reconstruction surgery.
After you lost your breast, you may have put on your best suit or favorite professional dress only to discover it tugs to one side or lays badly now. Even if you fill the empty side of your bra with a prosthesis, you can still see the difference. If you used to show a modicum of cleavage in your work clothing, you may be horrified to note that literally nothing hides the fact of your condition. While clothing is just one aspect of your professional life, first impressions and peer opinions matter. A breast reconstruction surgery will allow you to dress yourself as you used to and feel confident meeting clients and interacting with coworkers again.
While your true friends will always love and include you, meeting new people or interacting in social situations where you don’t know everyone can make you anxious. You may feel like everyone is noticing your chest and staring when they are not. You may turn down invitations to pool parties and water parks out of concern that your prosthesis may come loose from your swimsuit. After breast reconstruction, you can be confident that no one will ever know you’ve had work done. You will be able to socialize without fear of a mortifying wardrobe malfunction.
While women’s rights groups have made efforts to de-sexualize breasts, many women still personally feel as if their breasts are a huge part of their sex lives. After you’ve recovered from the situation that cost you your breast, you may be leery of dating again. You may wonder how you would broach the subject of your missing breast with a potential lover, or you may fear that you will not be desirable to them. After breast reconstruction, you can feel confident that you are offering “the whole package” to potential partners and may be better able to focus on the intimacy rather than your missing breast.
Confidence That the Incident is Over
For some women, having their breast reconstructed places a perfect bookend on the situation that caused the loss of their breast. The reconstruction can symbolize putting the whole incident behind them and reclaiming what they have lost. For some women, the chance to repair what has happened and move on is deeply meaningful and satisfying.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you’ve lost a breast and are considering reconstructive surgery, schedule a consultation with Athena Plastic Surgery, with locations in Stuart and Palm Beach Gardens. Dr. Lipschitz and his medical team can discuss your surgical options for reconstruction and answer any questions you have about the procedure. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.