What woman doesn’t wish that she had perfect breasts? On top of that, what if she has had the unfortunate experience of losing one or both breasts to cancer? These are the usual reasons why a woman may pursue breast reconstruction. Prosthetic breasts are usually uncomfortable and not satisfactory to many women who have had a mastectomy. Most women do not want to lose their feminine contours because of cancer. Thank goodness the methods of breast reconstruction have brought these women the feel and look of their own natural breasts. Dr. Miguel Gallegos at Hermosa Plastic Surgery can talk with you about this excellent procedure.
Your body’s own tissue and a breast implant can both be used in this reconstructive surgery. Other techniques can be implemented in this operation, and can be discussed with the doctor. The exact type of reconstructive surgery you require will be performed to fill the vacancies your type of mastectomy creates. Rebuilding the contour of the breast is accomplished in this surgery, along with reconstructing the areola and nipple. Usually, the disadvantages and advantages of this surgery are looked at before the full or partial mastectomy a women undergoes to remove breast cancer.
The majority of women who have undergone mastectomy can proceed shortly afterwards to breast reconstruction. This is not an option, however, if they are still undergoing chemotherapy, but that will only delay reconstruction, not omit it. A reconstructed breast will never have the natural sensations that a normal one does. However, it will look like a genuine breast, and will greatly aid the woman’s mental attitude. Your own tissues from the back, buttocks, or belly can be used when the doctor forms the new breast mound. Your body type, age, and cancer treatment all play a part in the type of breast reconstruction your breast surgeon chooses for you.
Don’t be afraid to ask tons of questions. The caring staff at Hermosa Plastic Surgery is available for you. You will be truly impressed by Dr. Gallegos’ quality personalized care. Financing options using your insurance are available. There is a vivid testimonial for reading here on our website, from a cancer survivor who underwent a bilateral mastectomy. Complete with photos and poems of the entire process, it is really inspirational and hopeful for any woman who may undergo this breast procedure, or who knows someone who will.
To learn more about breast reconstruction or another type of procedure procedure contact our office today.