Breast reconstruction is often necessary for breast cancer survivors following a mastectomy. The surgery addresses the loss of one or both breasts as a result of a mastectomy. Aside from restoring the look and feel of your breast, breast reconstruction surgery may also involve adding a nipple or nipples or changing the size or shape of your former breast or breasts.
It's important to note that while breast reconstruction doesn't give you back your natural breast - you won't have natural sensations with the reconstructed breast - breast reconstruction does give women self-esteem that is so often flagging after the mastectomy.
To determine if this procedure is the best option, patients should consider the following questions:
- What type of reconstruction will I have?
- What results are reasonable to expect?
- Are there going to be side effects?
- How much discomfort is involved?
- What kind of recovery time am I facing?
Your answers and opinions on these questions along with the answers given to you by your plastic surgeon will help you make the best informed decision on a delicate matter.
Each breast reconstruction surgery is different, as each patient has a different history of treatment. Your specific needs should be discussed thoroughly to ensure your satisfaction with the treatment.
With Quinn Plastic Surgery you can expect breast reconstruction expert Dr. Quinn to use implant materials and your own tissue to form a new breast. You will have scarring, but the scars will heal over time. We want you to know that breast reconstruction may require more than one surgical procedure, especially if the surgery will require reconstruction of the nipples.
As an expert on breast reconstruction in Kansas City, Dr. Quinn is here to answer your questions about breast reconstruction. Contact us today.
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