In Florida Breast Reconstruction with Tallahassee Plastic Surgery is a Rewarding Experience
For our patients in Florida, breast reconstruction is a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure for a woman who has lost a breast due to cancer or other condition.
The creation of a new breast can dramatically improve your self-image, self-confidence and quality of life. Although surgery can give you a relatively natural-looking breast, a reconstructed breast will never look or feel exactly the same as the breast that was removed.
For patients in Florida, breast reconstruction is a good option if:
- You are able to cope well with your diagnosis and treatment
- You do not have additional medical conditions or other illnesses that may impair healing
- You have a positive outlook and realistic goals for restoring your breast and body image
Breast reconstruction typically involves several procedures performed in multiple stages. It can:
- Begin at the same time as mastectomy, or
- Be delayed until you heal from mastectomy and recover from any additional cancer treatments
With our board-certified plastic surgeons in Tallahassee, Florida, breast reconstruction is achieved through several advanced plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy.
The final results of breast reconstruction surgery following mastectomy can help lessen the physical and emotional impact of mastectomy. Over time, some breast sensation may return, and scar lines will improve, although they’ll never disappear completely.
The Tallahassee cosmetic surgeons explain that there are trade-offs, but most women feel these are small compared to the large improvement in their quality of life and the ability to look and feel whole. Careful monitoring of breast health through self-exam, mammography and other diagnostic techniques is essential to your long-term health.
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