How long will it take before everything gets back to normal?
How should I prepare for your breast reconstruction surgery?
Planning your breast reconstruction surgery.
Types of anesthesia for breast reconstruction surgery.
What are the risks?
What happens after your breast reconstruction surgery?
You are likely to feel tired and sore for a week or two after reconstruction. Most of your discomfort can be controlled by medication prescribed by your doctor.
What happens during breast reconstruction surgery?
What is breast reconstruction?
Reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other disease is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures available today. New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come close in form and appearance to matching a natural breast. Frequently, reconstruction is possible immediately following breast removal (mastectomy), so the patient wakes up with a breast mound already in place, having been spared the experience of seeing herself with no breast at all.
But bear in mind, post-mastectomy breast reconstruction is not a simple procedure. There are often many options to consider as you and your doctor explore what's best for you.
What types of breast implants are there?
Where will my breast reconstruction surgery be performed?
Who is a candidates for breast reconstruction surgery?
Still, there are legitimate reasons to wait. Many women aren't comfortable weighing all the options while they're struggling to cope with a diagnosis of cancer. Others simply don't want to have any more surgery than is absolutely necessary. Some patients may be advised by their surgeons to wait, particularly if the breast is being rebuilt in a more complicated procedure using flaps of skin and underlying tissue. Women with other health conditions, such as obesity, high blood pressure, or smoking, may also be advised to wait.
Your new look after breast reconstruction surgery