Many women want to restore their breasts following a mastectomy in order to restore their sense of comfort and confidence with their body. Breast reconstruction can increase your quality of life, and understanding the procedure can help you prepare for the process.
The tissue expansion process, though somewhat lengthy, is necessary in the creation of natural-looking results. You will meet with your doctor frequently to ensure the process is going smoothly. Once the expanders have accomplished their goal, they will be removed and replaced with your permanent breast implants.
If only one breast has been affected, additional surgery may be recommended in order to ensure that both breasts are identical in size and shape.
Though the procedure may not be able to fully restore the functionality of the breast, the appearance and shape will be fully restored to provide you with a sense of confidence and comfort.
Breast reconstruction can be a very rewarding and worthwhile process. Dr. John Zannis is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery. Contact us to schedule a consultation for your breast reconstruction.