Breast Reconstruction NJ - Post Mastectomy
POSTED ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2022 AT 10:36 AM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Many women who are fighting breast cancer often undergo a mastectomy or double mastectomy in order to treat existing cancer or prevent it from forming in high-risk cases.
During this procedure, all or part of the patient’s breasts may be removed.
While every woman approaches and experiences a mastectomy in their own way, it can sometimes leave a patient feeling mournful, insecure, or anxious.
At Asaadi Plastic Surgery, breast reconstruction surgery is offered to help restore the sense of femininity and sexuality that some women feel they lose after winning their courageous battle with breast cancer.
What is Breast Reconstruction Surgery?
Breast reconstruction surgery, also known as reconstruction mammoplasty, restores natural-looking breasts for women who have lost breast tissue as a result of a mastectomy, lumpectomy, or other medical procedures.
How is Breast Reconstruction Surgery Performed?
During breast reconstruction surgery, a tissue expander is used to create a pocket in which a saline breast implant can be inserted. After the implant is placed, Dr. Asaadi will use discreet sutures to close the incisions. In some cases, this will create a breast mound, so an implant may not be needed.
After the pocket is created, further symmetry and contours can be achieved through fat grafting. During this procedure, fat is harvested from other areas of the body, such as the back or abdomen, and transferred to the breasts.
What are the Benefits of Breast Reconstruction Surgery?
Restored size, shape, and appearance of the breasts
Can be performed immediately following mastectomy or lumpectomy
Restores a sense of confidence and femininity
What Can I Expect Before My Breast Reconstruction Surgery?
Before undergoing your breast reconstruction surgery, Dr. Asaadi will create a highly-personalized treatment plan to ensure you are receiving individualized care, as well as your desired results. Dr. Asaadi will provide you with pre-surgery instructions that are to be followed to ensure both the procedure and healing process go smoothly.
What Can I Expect After My Breast Reconstruction Surgery?
The healing process following breast reconstruction will look different for every patient. Depending on the extent of your procedure and your body’s rate of healing, recovery time will vary.
After your breast reconstruction surgery, you may experience some side effects including soreness, bruising, swelling, and inflammation. Stitches are usually removed 1-2 weeks post-surgery. Patients should avoid all strenuous activity until given the go-ahead by Dr. Asaadi.
Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you may have about breast reconstruction. Contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000, or you may request an appointment online today!
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