Breast reconstruction is a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure for a woman who has lost a breast due to cancer or other condition. The creation of a new breast can dramatically improve your self-image, self-confidence and quality of life, however, studies show that over 70% of eligible women do not know their reconstruction options.
Breast reconstruction is a highly individualized procedure; achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy. You should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
Breast reconstruction is a good option for you if:
- You are able to cope well with your diagnosis and treatment
- You do not have additional medical conditions or other illnesses that may impair healing
- You have a positive outlook and realistic goals for restoring your breast and body image
Breast reconstruction typically involves several procedures performed in multiple stages. It can:
- Begin at the same time as mastectomy
- Be delayed until you heal from mastectomy and recover from any additional cancer treatments
It’s important that you feel ready for the emotional adjustment involved in breast reconstruction. It may take some time to accept the results of breast reconstruction.
If cost is an issue for you we would like to mention that in many cases breast reconstruction surgery after breast cancer may be covered by health insurance. The Swier Clinic also offers a variety of financial options for your to make such life changing decisions more financially attainable.
We at the Swier Clinic would love to help in your journey to feel whole again. If you would like to discuss reconstructive surgery, call us to set up a consultation today,302-645-7737. Saturday appointments are available!
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Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day
October 17, 2012
BRA Day USA is an initiative designed to promote education, awareness and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.
Learn more at: http://www.bradayusa.org/
*Information for this article was gathered from www.plasticsurgery.com