Breast Reconstruction

 In Cosmetic Procedures

What is Breast Reconstruction?
A breast reconstruction reconstructive procedure is a procedure that will restore a breast to near it normal size, appearance, and shape. This usually happens after a mastectomy, lumpectomy or to fix a congenital deformity. Getting a breast reconstruction can improve self confidence and body confidence. In some cases a breast reconstruction can take place right after a mastectomy, so when you will not have to wake up and see yourself without a breast.

Types of breast reconstruction
There are two different types of breast reconstruction, implan based or flap reconstruction. An implant based reconstruction uses a breast implant to form the new mound. On the other hand, flap reconstruction uses tissue from another part of the patient’s body to form the mound. If you wish to have better symmetry if only one breast needs reconstruction, consider getting a breast reduction or augmentation to make the breasts more equal in shape, size, and appearance.

Recovery time
It is important to know what the expected recovery time is before planning to get a breast reconstruction. Recovery time will depend on the type of reconstruction you get. In general most women feel better and can do more after a couple of weeks. After a couple of months it is expected that you can do normal activities again. There is a risk of infection, like with most surgeries, so be aware. If an infection happens your implant may have to be taken out, then put back in once the infection is gone. If you have a flap reconstruction, surgery may be required to clean out the wound.

Consult with your doctor, one of the What is Breast Reconstruction?
A breast reconstruction reconstructive procedure is a procedure that will restore a breast to near it normal size, appearance, and shape. This usually happens after a mastectomy, lumpectomy or to fix a congenital deformity. Getting a breast reconstruction can improve self confidence and body confidence. In some cases a breast reconstruction can take place right after a mastectomy, so when you will not have to wake up and see yourself without a breast.

Types of breast reconstruction
There are two different types of breast reconstruction, implan based or flap reconstruction. An implant based reconstruction uses a breast implant to form the new mound. On the other hand, flap reconstruction uses tissue from another part of the patient’s body to form the mound. If you wish to have better symmetry if only one breast needs reconstruction, consider getting a breast reduction or augmentation to make the breasts more equal in shape, size, and appearance.

Recovery time
It is important to know what the expected recovery time is before planning to get a breast reconstruction. Recovery time will depend on the type of reconstruction you get. In general most women feel better and can do more after a couple of weeks. After a couple of months it is expected that you can do normal activities again. There is a risk of infection, like with most surgeries, so be aware. If an infection happens your implant may have to be taken out, then put back in once the infection is gone. If you have a flap reconstruction, surgery may be required to clean out the wound.

Consult with your doctor, one of the Best Plastic Surgeons in Utah, to find out if a breast reconstruction is something that is possible for you. They will tell you everything you need to know, and help you know what type of reconstruction to get.

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