Before and During the Surgery
Before a breast reconstruction, we will complete a detailed medical evaluation of your health and medical history. The breast reconstruction is preferably performed on individuals who are physically healthy and non-smokers. The patient will be advised to avoid tobacco products, alcohol beverages, definite blood-thinning supplements and medications for a number of days before the breast reconstruction. Some patients prefer to undertake a breast reconstruction immediately after mastectomy or lumpectomy surgeries, but others wait for months or years following a breast cancer removal to have their breasts rebuilt. There are various surgical choices available for breast reconstruction including breast implants, tissue expanders and flap surgeries that make use of the patient’s own natural tissues to remake the breast mound. To begin with, the patient will be placed under the influence of general anesthesia. The surgeon will then create incisions on the surgical site. After that, the surgeon will make a breast mound. Once finished, the incisions are closed.
After the Surgery
Instantly following the breast reconstruction, discomfort, numbness, and swelling can be experienced but these can be managed with prescribed medication. To control swelling, aid proper healing and support the new form, a bandage or compression garment is wrapped into the surgical site for a number of days. Staying for a few days at the hospital is generally required after the breast reconstruction. The patient must avoid heavy lifting and energy-demanding activities for a number of weeks.
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If you have lost your breasts due to breast cancer removal, at the same time lost your self-confidence, we encourage you to set an appointment with us. We are enthusiastic to answer your queries about a breast reconstruction.
Date Modified - 05/04/2019