- Tissue expansion that stretches healthy skin to provide coverage for a breast implant
- Surgical placement of a breast implant to create a breast mound
- Grafting and other specialized techniques to create a nipple and areola
Hospital or Surgery Center
Moderate controlled with oral medication.
A support bra will be recommended around the clock during initial healing of the reconstructed breast. It is important to cleanse any incision sites and apply ointment as directed. Follow all instructions carefully; this is essential to the success of your outcome.
No lifting, pushing, or pulling for 4-6 weeks. Avoid getting hot and sweaty. Back to work in 1-2 weeks, full activity in 4-6 weeks.
The final results of breast reconstruction following mastectomy can help you feel physically and emotionally fulfilled. Over time, some breast sensation may return, and scar lines will improve, although never disappear completely. There are trade-offs, but most women feel these are small compared to the large improvement in their quality of life and the ability to look and feel whole again.
For more information about breast reconstruction, please contact us today and schedule your consultation.