Breast reconstruction is a procedure designed to restore the breast’s shape and volume. Breast reconstruction is a procedure typically performed after mastectomy or trauma to the breast. It is also a procedure that is beneficial for women with tuberous breast disease. There are several methods to achieve successful and natural breast reconstruction. Reconstruction can be performed using tissue expanders, breast implants, and flaps (tissue from your own body). Dr. Aboutanos will discuss these techniques with you and answer all of your questions.
How long will the procedure take?The length of the procedure depends on the type of breast reconstruction chosen. Dr. Aboutanos will discuss this with you at length during your consultation.
Where will the incisions be?An attempt is made to hide all incisions, regardless of the type of reconstruction, discretely within the outlines of undergarments or swimsuits.
What will recovery be like?
Immediate recovery from breast reconstruction is typically two weeks. Full recovery can take anywhere from four to six weeks, depending on the type of breast reconstruction performed and the need for adjunct therapies, such as chemotherapy. Dr. Aboutanos will be with you every step of the way to help make this process the smoothest possible.
What else should I know about breast reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is a deeply personal and emotional process. Dr. Aboutanos cares about your concerns and will help restore your breast's appearance in the safest means possible.