There is nothing more scary than breast cancer, being diagnosed with it is something that completely alters your life. What is also life altering is having a mastectomy. If you have had to have a complete or partial mastectomy, you may be considering having breast reconstruction. Breast reconstruction is a way to restore the appearance of the breast to its original look. The procedure consists of reconstructing both the breast tissue and the nipple. Most commonly the surgery requires the placement of breast implants.
Different from other forms of breast augmentation or breast enhancement, breast reconstruction is done to replace a breast that has been lost. It is a way to restore the self confidence of the woman who has been through a tremendously scary and life altering experience. When having a breast reconstruction, it is possible to combine the surgery with further treatments to enhance, or lift both breasts at the same time. The main goal of the surgery is to restore the natural appearance of either one, or both breasts, to look exactly as it had before the mastectomy was performed, although some women opt to make the improvements to both breasts to enhance her overall self-esteem.
The surgery can be a complicated one so finding the right surgeon is important to get the overall results that you are looking for. To make sure that you are satisfied with the overall results, much care should be taken to consider and discuss what your expectations are for restoration. If you wish for the breast to look as it has before, or you want overall enhancements to be made, making your wishes known is the best way to be happy with the results. There are many combinations of surgeries that can be performed to make the product of the results exactly what you expect and are looking for.
Making sure to find someone who not only understands the complexity of the physical breast reconstruction, but also the mental aspects of breast reconstruction is important. It is a very stressful time in the life of a woman, and having someone who is willing to listen and understand is an important part of the overall experience of breast reconstruction.