Breast Reconstruction: Changing the Shape or Size ofthe Reconstructed Breast
Breasts are an important part of the body. They are considered to be an impregnable part of a woman’s physical appearance. Many a times, breasts have to be partially removed (lumpectomy) or completely removed (mastectomy) due to cancer. In such as case,the shape and size of the breast changes. To correct this problem, breast reconstruction surgery is the most viable option.
Breast reconstruction surgery is done in order to restore the shape and size of the breasts. The results obtained from this procedure are permanent in nature. Women may choose this surgery in order to restore the physical appearance of their bosom.
This surgery can also have a big impact in getting rid of the emotional and psychological stress and person feels especially after mastectomy. In case of lumpectomy, breast reconstruction may or may not be needed depending on the individual case.
The planning process
The planning process for breast reconstruction has to start ideally before the lumpectomy or mastectomy though it can be done later on as well. The decision of whether to use silicone implants or flap reconstruction should be considered at this time.
Byplanning it before the mastectomywill provide the plastic surgeon with a better idea of the original shape of the bosom as well as helps in better understanding your expectations. It will also allow you to better understand the possible results that can be achieved at the end of the day.
The reconstruction generally needs multiple surgeries to be completed. In the first stage, the breast mound will be created. The doctors may do this at the time of the mastectomy or later on depending on the given scenario.
Further procedures such as creating nipple and areola or expanding implants will be done in the next stage. Do keep in mind that the surgery is performed under general anesthesia. You will need someone to take care of you after the surgery for the next few days and to drive you home after the breast reconstruction as well.
Are there any risks?
There are some risks associated with breast reconstruction. These include chances of an infection, bleeding, problems at donor site (in case of flap reconstruction) and fatigue. It is important that intake of certain drugs along with stopping smoking is done to ensure that the risks are minimized.
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