Going through breast cancer can be one of the most traumatic and challenging experiences that you have ever been through in your life. You have to fight to survive, undergoing surgery and intense treatments in order to beat the disease that has taken over your body. To make matters worse, you are also going to see your body changed completely when your breast or breasts are removed.
Your breasts are a part of you and who you are, helping you to feel whole. They may make you feel attractive and comfortable about yourself. The thought of having them surgically removed may be terrifying. Reconstructive surgery offers you an option to take control of your body and feel like yourself again.
What Happens During Reconstructive Surgery After Breast Cancer?
Every woman is different. Some may choose to have reconstructive surgery at the same time that the breasts are removed. Others may choose to go through healing and treatments before undergoing another surgical procedure. Some women may wait years before choosing to come to our plastic surgeon in order to have this life-changing surgery. Only you can decide what is right for you.
Once you decide to move forward with reconstructive surgery, our plastic surgeon can perform a surgical procedure that is tailored to meet your needs. Mr. Salerno may opt to insert breast implants in order to create the impression of a full bust again. Otherwise, our surgeon may create flaps in your chest and build up breast forms by using fat, tissue and muscle that is harvested from your own body. If you want the completely natural approach, using your own body may be the best route to go. However, you may not have enough excess fat or other tissues to make this type of reconstruction effective. Our plastic surgeon can recommend the best procedure for you.
Why Choose Reconstructive Surgery After Breast Cancer?
If you have suffered with breast cancer, it can turn your world upside down. By choosing to have reconstructive surgery, you may feel good about the way you look once again. If you have only had one breast removed, you may create a balanced appearance once again. If you have lost both of your breasts to breast cancer, reconstructive surgery can allow you to look the way you used to before cancer changed your life. You’ll have confidence again when you are in social situations or when you are in a romantic relationship. Most importantly, you can feel complete once again.
Ask Our Plastic Surgeon About Reconstructive Breast Surgery
As you continue on your journey to fight breast cancer, reconstructive surgery is going to be one of your options. Visit with our plastic surgeon at Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery to discuss how this type of surgery can help you. Mr. Salerno can evaluate you and talk to you about all of your options. Your body and your breasts will be handled with the greatest care in order to give you back your breasts and your life. Our office is located in Moonee Ponds and we also serve the Melbourne area. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.