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Am I a candidate for breast reconstruction?
Most women who have undergone a mastectomy or breast-conserving surgery are candidates for breast reconstruction. The timing and options for reconstruction depend on various factors, such as cancer treatments, overall health, and personal preferences. It is recommended to discuss your individual case with a qualified plastic surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction to determine the most suitable approach for you.
What are the different techniques for breast reconstruction? A:
There are several techniques for breast reconstruction, including implant-based reconstruction and autologous tissue reconstruction. Implant-based reconstruction involves placing breast implants to recreate the breast mound, while autologous tissue reconstruction uses your body's own tissue (usually from the abdomen, buttocks, or back) to form the new breast. The choice of technique depends on factors such as individual anatomy, available donor sites, and personal preferences, which can be discussed with your plastic surgeon.
Can breast reconstruction be performed immediately after a mastectomy?
Breast reconstruction can be performed immediately after a mastectomy, which is called immediate reconstruction, or it can be delayed until a later time, known as delayed reconstruction. Immediate reconstruction offers the advantage of waking up from surgery with a reconstructed breast, but it may not be suitable for everyone. Factors such as the need for additional cancer treatments, overall health, and personal preferences will be considered to determine the best timing for reconstruction.