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Rediscover You After Breast Cancer
If you are looking for a surgeon to restore your self-confidence and help you heal physically and emotionally following cancer surgery, contact PryorHealth Plastic Surgery to learn how we can help you with breast reconstruction surgery.
Located in Rockford, Illinois, PryorHealth Plastic Surgery is ready to restore your health and sense of well-being in the wake of mastectomy. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a Rockford breast reconstruction appointment with us.
Breast reconstruction surgery varies from patient to patient. Breast reconstruction may be a good surgery for you if:
For example, reconstruction can begin during a mastectomy or it can be done after you heal and recover from cancer treatments. PryorHealth will discuss your options with you, and together, you will develop a breast reconstruction plan.
Breast reconstruction can be difficult emotionally, and it’s important to be emotionally as well as physically prepared for this surgery. It may take time to fully accept breast reconstruction is needed. But for the vast majority of patients, breast reconstruction helps women both physically and emotionally as they recover from breast cancer. Creating a new breast helps restore self-confidence and improves your quality of life.
While this surgery offers patients natural-looking breasts, you should remember that your new breast will not feel or look the same as your original breast. But most women agree that breast reconstruction after mastectomy helps them better recover from the impact, both physical and emotional, of mastectomy. And as time goes by, some breast sensation can return and scar lines may improve. Our Rockford breast reconstruction patients tell us that the procedure improves their lives and helps them feel whole again.
Breast reconstruction can employ different plastic surgery techniques to restore your breast to near normal appearance and shape after mastectomy. Breast reconstruction rebuilds your breast and offers women a chance to rebuild self-esteem following cancer surgery. It can transform lives and help women return to active, fulfilling lives.
While breast reconstructions are done to improve your appearance after mastectomy, patients should keep in mind that this surgery cannot return your breasts to how they looked and felt before mastectomy.
Some things to remember include:
At Pryor Health Plastic Surgery, we will meet with you one-on-one to discuss all aspects of your breast reconstruction surgery. Every patient is different and every patient’s surgery is customized to achieve the best results. For example, some patients may also have a breast lift, breast reduction or breast augmentation on the opposite breast to promote better symmetry of both breasts.
After your breast reconstruction Rockford plastic surgeons will review with you in detail the steps you need to take after surgery to promote proper healing. One key is ensuring that your incisions are protected and not exposed to potential harm during your recovery. At PryorHealth Plastic Surgery, we’ll work with you to ensure your healing process is as safe and quick as possible. Typically, bandages or gauze are placed on your incisions for protection.
Elastic bandages or support bras also help keep swelling down and offer support. Also, a small tube is often used after surgery to drain excess fluid or blood, but this is temporary. You will find that swelling will fade and your breast position and shape will improve as you heal in the weeks following reconstruction surgery. Mastectomy is a harrowing experience for any woman. Breast reconstruction allows you to further your physical and emotional healing and return to a more active and fulfilling life. To continue your recovery with the best breast reconstruction available, contact PryorHealth Plastic Surgery today to learn how we can you feel whole again.
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