Not surprisingly, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer is an emotionally difficult process. Following the emotional tolls and uncertainties of treatment, patients must also often deal with the physical and emotional outcome of the removal of a distinctly female body part. Fortunately, breast reconstruction can help many women feel whole again following a mastectomy.
Why should a woman undergo breast reconstruction surgery?
Women who have undergone a partial or full mastectomy may want to consider breast reconstruction surgery. While some women may want to reduce the amount of surgery their bodies are undergoing, many others opt for reconstruction in order to maintain their natural look and to feel like they have their bodies back after treatment.
A woman's natural body
A woman's breasts are considered an integral part of her femininity and womanhood. Whether modest or voluptuous, a woman has carried her breasts with her throughout her life, and having one or both removed can be devastating. Following a mastectomy, a woman may feel self-conscious and suffer emotional anxieties relating to the removal of her breasts. Breast reconstruction surgery can alleviate much of this emotional anxiety for women who have already gone through the difficult process of breast cancer treatment.
Mastectomy patients are often able to schedule their breast reconstruction surgery to occur immediately following the mastectomy surgery. This option allows the number of anesthetics injected into the body to be reduced and gives the patient the benefit of undergoing fewer total surgeries.
The opportunity to create a new figure
Breast reconstruction surgery also offers women an opportunity to achieve the figure they’ve always desired. Women who have undergone a bilateral mastectomy, which is removal of both breasts, can start from scratch and create the breast size and shape that best suits their desires and lifestyle.
Perhaps you have always been small-chested and have yearned for a curvier figure. Perhaps it’s a bit of tempting cleavage that you’ve always desired. Or maybe you’ve felt uncomfortable with the fuller figure that Mother Nature gave you, and want smaller breasts than you had prior to your mastectomy. Breast reconstruction surgery allows you to create a breast size and shape that you will be happy with moving forward.
Breast reconstruction surgery at Monarch Plastic Surgery
The highly skilled plastic surgeons at Monarch Plastic Surgery will be with you every step of the way, helping you select the most appropriate reconstruction surgery type for your situation and your desired results. We specialize in rebuilding natural-looking breasts following a lumpectomy or mastectomy. Monarch Plastic Surgery is always up-to-date with the latest techniques and procedures in breast reconstruction and plastic surgery so that our patients receive the best possible care.
To learn more about breast reconstruction at Monarch Plastic Surgery, download our free e-book, The Basics of Breast Reconstruction.