If you are a woman that has undergone a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer, you may be considering breast reconstruction. To help rebuild a breast as close to its original shape and appearance as possible, breast reconstruction utilizes a variety of different plastic surgery techniques.
Before making the decision to have this procedure, there are several things to think about. With this surgery as well as the mastectomy, there will be visible incision lines on the breast and at the donor site. A reconstructed breast will also not feel quite the same as it did before surgery. If you are interested in having this procedure, it is important to consult a board certified surgeon before you decide it is right for you.
A good candidate for breast reconstruction surgery:
- Does not have other medical conditions that could affect the healing process
- Is able to cope with their cancer diagnosis as well as their treatment plan
- Remains positive and realistic about their body image post-surgery
You also have the option to begin breast reconstruction at the time of the mastectomy or after you heal and recover from treatment, because the procedure involves multiple stages. For many women, breast reconstruction helps to rebuild their confidence and self-esteem after their difficult diagnosis.
Choose Boulder Plastic Surgery For Your Breast Reconstruction Procedure
By selecting Boulder Plastic Surgery, Denver area residents can be sure that they will receive the highest quality plastic surgical care in a compassionate and supportive environment. Cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons Dr. Kuisle and Dr. Hartley have 50 years of combined experience and are both certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call (303) 578-4193.
Celebrate BRA Day
BRA Day stands for Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, which was started to spread the word about available options after a mastectomy. Women can choose from several different breast reconstruction methods that are designed to meet the individual needs of each patient. This year, BRA Day will be held on October 16. To find out what BRA Day events will be taking place around Denver, visit BRAdayUSA.org.