Breast Reconstruction Surgery
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Losing one or both breasts as a result of mastectomy can be addressed via breast reconstruction surgery. To learn more about breast reconstruction in Hawaii, patients can contact Healy Plastic Surgery for more information.
Breast reconstruction breast surgery is performed to restore a breast that is lost due to breast cancer or injury. There are many variables that are considered to help each patient achieve the optimal result. Breast reconstruction is usually covered by insurance companies. Dr. Healy performs breast reconstruction using either implants or tissue from the patient’s own body. All of the available options will be discussed with Dr. Healy at your consultation.
Good Candidates for Breast Reconstruction
The loss of a breast or both of them can cause a massive upheaval in a patient’s life. Anyone who has experienced this would be a good candidate for breast reconstruction surgery.
To help facilitate a shorter recovery period following the procedure, patients should quit smoking or drinking prior to the scheduled session. Any lingering injuries or health issues should also be discussed during the consultation.
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The Breast Reconstruction Process
Breast reconstruction can be achieved using placement of a breast implant or via the flap method. In many cases, a temporary prosthetic called a tissue expander may be placed in order to make room for an implant. Additionally, the appearance of the nipples and areolae can be restored using cosmetic pigmentation techniques.
Regardless of the techniques chosen, the breast reconstruction procedure will involve administration of anesthesia for patient comfort. Once the procedure is complete, sutures will be used to close all incisions.
Breast Reconstruction Aftercare
After the breast reconstruction surgery, patients can expect some bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort during the early stages of the recovery period. Patients should avoid putting pressure on the affected areas and should sleep on their backs. Instructions will also be provided following the procedure; patients must follow these instructions carefully.
Find Out More About Breast Reconstruction
Contact Healy Plastic Surgery to arrange an informative consultation and learn more about breast reconstruction in Hawaii. Breast cancer treatment and mastectomy surgery can be a harrowing journey, but with this procedure, patients can restore the appearance of their breasts to make the process less difficult.