Breast Reconstruction (Mastectomy)

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Things to Know about Breast Reconstruction Mastectomy or the breast reconstruction from the term itself aims to reconstruct and restore the breast to near its normal size, shape and appearance. Reconstruction is a highly individualized procedure. It is the option offered to the patients who are very able to cope well with diagnosis and treatment, those who do not have additional medical condition or illness that impairs healing and to patients who has a very positive outlook about her reconstruction. LEARN MORE

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Things to Know about Breast Reconstruction

Mastectomy or the breast reconstruction from the term itself aims to reconstruct and restore the breast to near its normal size, shape and appearance. Reconstruction is a highly individualized procedure. It is the option offered to the patients who are very able to cope well with diagnosis and treatment, those who do not have additional medical condition or illness that impairs healing and to patients who has a very positive outlook about her reconstruction.

 

Risks and Safety of the Breast Reconstruction Procedure

Since reconstruction is a personal decision, a patient must be aware of the good and not so good sides of this method. The possible risk includes infections, bleeding, poor healing of incisions and anaesthesia risks. The patient must be familiar about the idea that undergoing to this process may lead to the partial and complete loss of the flap as well as the sensation of the donor area and reconstruction site.

To ensure the success of the procedure, this must be performed in a hospital setting, probably demand short stay. Prior to this, the patient must get lab testing and medical evaluation.  She may also be advised to stop smoking as well as stop in taking aspirins and inflammatory drugs as it can increase the bleeding. The individual will be set  under a general anaesthesia.

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