Breast reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy.
Although breast reconstruction can rebuild your breast, the results are highly variable:
Breast reconstruction is a good option for you if:
It’s important that you feel ready for the emotional adjustment involved in breast reconstruction. It may take some time to accept the results of breast reconstruction.
Enhancing your appearance with breast reconstruction. Breast reconstruction is a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure for a woman who has lost a breast due to cancer or other condition. The creation of a new breast can dramatically improve your self-image, self-confidence and quality of life. Although surgery can give you a relatively natural-looking breast, a reconstructed breast will never look or feel exactly the same as the breast that was removed.
There are 3 main types of reconstruction techniques:
These reconstructive techniques are combined with either a skin-sparing mastectomy (standard procedure removing nipple-areolar complex but preserving skin) or a nipple-sparing mastectomy. Generally speaking the more complex the surgery the more natural the look and feel of the reconstruction. Often a breast reduction and/or lift of the opposite breast is required to provide symmetry. Dr. Manolis will guide you to discuss the pros, cons, benefits and risks of each of the three types of flap surgery.
For more information call for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Manolis to discuss in-depth how the breast lift is performed and help you visualize your breast lift.
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