POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 04, 2023 AT 9:00 AM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi
Since 1985, the month of October has been Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, there are about 264,000 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in women. Many women who are diagnosed and fighting their battles with breast cancer undergo a mastectomy, double mastectomy, or another form of surgery to remove part of or all of their breasts. These surgeries can cause some women to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable with their appearance. Along with these feelings, some women also feel a lack or lost sense of femininity and sexuality. At Asaadi Plastic Surgery, we offer breast reconstruction, which is also referred to as reconstruction mammoplasty.
Breast reconstruction rebuilds the breasts to closely match the appearance, shape, and size of a patient’s breasts prior to their surgery. This procedure is ideal for women who have had cancer treatments, lumpectomy, or another surgery where some or all breast tissue was removed. Saline breast implants are used for breast reconstruction and are made of a salt-water solution. These implants create symmetrical, full breasts to provide the patient with the most natural-looking results possible.
Aside from implants, a natural breast transfer can also be performed as a reconstruction technique. This surgery is performed by using a tissue expander to create a pocket in the patient’s breast for the implant. In some cases, a breast mound can form, and no breast implants are needed.
The Benefits of Breast Reconstruction
Restores the shape, size, and appearance of breasts after mastectomy or lumpectomy
Can often be performed immediately following a lumpectomy
Restores confidence and sense of femininity
What to Expect Before Surgery
Prior to going through with a mastectomy or lumpectomy, you can begin discussing breast reconstruction and creating a treatment plan with Dr. Asaadi
What to Expect After Surgery
Common side effects following breast reconstruction include soreness, discomfort, tiredness, and slight swelling, bruising, or inflammation
Side effects to diminish in the days and weeks following the procedure
Recovery can vary depending on the type of breast reconstruction performed and your bodies rate of healing
Dr. Asaadi and his staff are available to answer any questions you may have concerning breast reconstruction. Contact our New Jersey office at 913.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!
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