For many women, the idea of reconstructing their breasts following a mastectomy is a simple decision. They desperately want to return to their pre-surgical figure as quickly as possible. Breast reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that strive to restore the breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following a mastectomy. The surgery itself is fairly routine; however it has end results that need to be considered before making any permanent decisions:
- A reconstructed breast will not have the same sensation and feel as the previous breast.
- You will always be able to see the incision lines following the surgery.
- Since the tissue for the new breast is taken from a donor site on another part of the body, such as the buttocks, abdomen or back, there may be incision lines at that site, as well.
- If only one breast is being reconstructed, you may need to undergo a breast lift, reduction or augmentation to achieve a symmetrical look.
Determining that breast reconstruction surgery is right for you is a personal decision. Make sure that you are in good health and ready to more ahead with the next stage of your recovery process before you undergo the procedure.
Contact Dr. Nguyen today at 631-689-6500 to schedule your consultation.