The reconstruction of a breast that has been removed because of cancer or another disease or injury is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures for a plastic surgeon to perform. Often, breast reconstruction is possible right after the removal of the natural breast (mastectomy). In some cases, a patient can wake up from a mastectomy with a reconstructed breast mound already in place. Receiving breast reconstruction surgery can dramatically improve a woman’s appearance, self-confidence, and overall quality of life.
Good Candidates for Breast Reconstruction
Although many women choose to undergo breast reconstruction as soon as possible, there are various legitimate reasons to wait to have the surgery. Sometimes it is a personal decision, and other times a medical one, but being informed of your options for reconstruction prior to the surgery can help you and your family prepare for a mastectomy with a much more positive outlook on the future.
What Do I Need to Know About the Safety of Breast Reconstruction?
Each year, thousands of women undergo breast reconstruction and experience no complications. However, it is important for you to be informed of the risks as well as the benefits of this surgery. When you visit our office, Dr. Ghaderi will thoroughly review all aspects of the procedure.
What Should I Know About My Results?
Most women who undergo breast reconstruction find that the procedure provides both physical and emotional rewards. For many women, breast reconstruction represents a new start: the chance to put breast cancer behind them and get on with their lives.
Contact our Chicago area office for more information on breast reconstruction, or to schedule a consultation.