Women who look into plastic surgery may not always do so for the same reasons. While some women wish to enhance the size and shape of their breasts, others may want surgery in hopes that is can offer them comfort after experiencing breast cancer. Whether they have lost one or both breasts, some patients may feel incomplete without them. Breast reconstruction surgery can help women regain their femininity and confidence after having battled breast cancer. Choosing to undergo breast reconstruction is a personal decision and can be a symbol of conquering the disease while also taking back your life.
What Is Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that can restore a woman’s breasts to their former appearance after having lost them to cancer. During your procedure, a silicone or saline breast implant will be used to recreate the bust. A tissue expander may also be used during your surgery to enhance your overall results. Another technique used for breast reconstruction is using a flap of excess tissue taken from the patient’s abdomen, back, or thighs to create a breast mound that looks and feels natural. Most patients who have undergone this procedure feel whole again and no longer feel insecure about the way they look.
Achieved With Breast Reconstruction
Emotional and Physical Boost
Breast cancer survivors can begin to experience emotional and physical insecurities about their breasts. Others may feel a loss of femininity after their recovery treatment due to having one or both breasts removed. Breast reconstruction surgery will restore your breasts and overall physique to a more feminine and visually pleasing aesthetic as well as boost your self-esteem.
Some patients may be hesitant to undergo surgery because they fear their results will look fake or unnatural. Breast reconstruction can create aesthetically pleasing breasts that will make you look and feel beautiful. You can also expect long-lasting results that will produce beautiful and natural-looking breasts after your cancer treatment.
Some women may turn to methods like wearing extra padding underneath their clothing to achieve a shapely bust following their recovery. However, this only provides temporary results and can be a constant and painful reminder of the past. Breast reconstruction surgery will not only provide you with new breasts, but it will finally give you the closure you need and improve your overall quality of life.
To learn more about breast reconstruction, please contact our office at (310) 205-3107 or schedule a consultation with Dr. Rey today to determine if you are a good candidate.