3 Things About Breast Reconstruction Surgery - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

3 Things About Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Breast reconstruction surgery is designed to treat women who have suffered from breast cancer and have had to have a mastectomy. Once your original breast has been removed, or if portions of your breast were removed, a surgeon will then go into the breast in order to try to reconstruct it. Read on to learn more about breast reconstruction surgery.

breast reconstruction1. There Are Two Surgical Options
Did you know that when considering getting breast reconstruction surgery that you actually have two different options available to you? The first, and most common form of breast reconstruction surgery, involves using an implant or device in order to get the breast back to its normal appearance. The other form of breast reconstruction surgery is called autologous breast reconstruction surgery which uses the body’s natural cells and tissues in order to get the breasts back to their natural shape, size, and appearance.

2. You May Lose Sensation In Your Breasts
One of the biggest downsides to breast reconstruction surgery is the fact that you may lose all sensation in your breasts. Things that used to either spark arousal, pain, or discomfort may not do the same thing for you anymore. However, your surgeon will try to ensure that you can at least feel some sort of sensation in your breasts after the surgical procedure.

3. Incision Sites Are Likely Visible
Unlike breast enhancement surgery where there are typically no incision sites or scarring visible, breast reconstructive surgery is different. By making incisions typically around the front part of the breast around the nipple, it can be hard for surgeons to avoid any sort of visible incisions or scarring.

Breast reconstructive surgery is both a scary and exciting. By understanding the three things above, you can help to go into your surgical procedure with more confidence and a better understanding of what to expect. Get your breasts back and start to feel like your pre-cancer self with breast reconstruction surgery. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Weinstein’s office today!

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