Surviving breast cancer can require immense will, and it can take its toll on you both physically and psychologically. Though a mastectomy can save your life, losing one or both breasts can have a lingering impact. Breast reconstruction surgery aims to restore that loss, giving you back a new sense of confidence and femininity. With the right surgeon, you can see results that can bring out your best and last for a lifetime.
At SynergyMD, we focus on providing our patients with an optimized and transformative experience that leaves them feeling better than ever. We personalize every breast reconstruction to create an ideal outcome for each patient using modern techniques and the latest advancements. Contact us today to learn more and get started on rebuilding your aesthetic.
What Is Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction aims to restore the shape, look, or symmetry of one or both of a patient’s breasts. Its goal is to open the door to reclaiming your appearance after the difficulty of fighting breast cancer. We work closely with our patients to find an ideal breast reconstruction solution that matches their situation and unique goals.
This surgical procedure can not only restore lost volume but can rebuild any cosmetic aspect of the breast. From augmenting breast size to nipple reconstruction, this highly adaptable procedure can provide multiple solutions at once.
During the procedure, patients will be under anesthesia to ensure complete comfort. Dr. Brown then performs your reconstruction precisely according to your unique plan. For some patients, the process may involve more than one visit, depending on your treatment plan.
Breast Reconstruction Options
The type and method of reconstruction can vary, depending on your goals and situation. We work extensively with each patient to match them with a reconstruction plan that is ideal for them. We consider every aspect of their situation, including the type of mastectomy they had to their body type and shape.
This method of reconstruction relies on implants to achieve a new breast mound. It is ideal for patients who wish to restore significant volume and achieve enhanced size. We provide several types of implants as well, matching the right one to your goals.
Flap reconstruction relies on the body’s own materials to form a new breast. Tissue and fat are taken from a donor site on the body and transferred to the breast to achieve a natural-looking reconstruction.
Is Breast Reconstruction Right for Me?
Breast reconstruction is not limited only to patients who have had a mastectomy. If any event in your life has resulted in the loss of a breast, this procedure could be right for you. Likewise, patients who experience congenital breast abnormalities can also be great candidates for this procedure. Our entire process revolves around the patient’s needs, working step-by-step to find a solution that they feel comfortable with and produces optimal results.
Choosing the right time for reconstruction can also depend on your situation. Some patients may choose to have reconstruction right after a mastectomy, while others may wait. During your consultation, this is something we can discuss to find the right path forward for you. Additionally, it is important to be in general good health at the time of your reconstruction. Being in good health and avoiding smoking promote better recovery, and therefore better results overall.
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What Is the Recovery Like?
Recovery for reconstruction can vary and depends on several factors. In general, the initial healing process takes several weeks. During this time, any swelling and discomfort should gradually go away, resulting in improved breast shape and position. To ensure optimal recovery, most patients take about two weeks of downtime right after surgery.
We provide every patient with comprehensive instructions after their surgery. Following these carefully will help you not only heal faster but also see better results with your recovery. We will see you for some post-op checkups as well to make sure everything is on track. At any point, we are here to provide additional information or answer any questions you might have.
When Can I See Results?
While your initial reconstruction results may be apparent right away, it takes time for your final results to appear. The most important factor is allowing any swelling to go away and the incisions to heal. As this occurs, your breasts will begin to settle into their final positions. After a couple of months, your final results should be in and with you for years to come.
Take the first step today toward restoring your body with a personalized breast reconstruction procedure at SynergyMD. Start by scheduling your consultation for a one-on-one meeting with your surgeon to learn more about reconstruction and see if it is right for you. We work closely with our patients at every step, ensuring you receive a fully-tailored experience that brings out the best results. Call SynergyMD or use our online form to lock in your consultation for breast reconstruction today!
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