Many women who lose their breast due to cancer or other conditions turn to reconstructive surgery to restore their femininity and the symmetry of their upper body. Breast reconstruction is not the same as breast augmentation or a breast lift, for during this procedure, an entirely new breast is constructed. This is often a multi-step process.
Breast Reconstruction Consultation
A woman who seeks breast reconstruction first consults with her oncologist to learn whether or not breast reconstruction is appropriate for her. For example, if she has had cancer and it recurs, the new breast may not interfere with the treatment, but the treatment may alter the breast’s appearance.
When the patient has a consultation with our plastic surgeon, it’s important to keep in mind that the new breast may not look or feel the same way as the breast that was taken. Well before the surgery, the doctor takes the patient’s medical history, gives her a physical exam, takes measurements, and does other tasks. They both discuss the patient’s goals when it comes to breast reconstruction and what sort of technique may be used.
Breast Reconstruction Surgery
The patient may require more than one surgery for breast reconstruction. It all depends on the unique case, as techniques and details vary from patient to patient. For example, a patient may undergo implant or flap reconstruction. Our surgeon can recommend the technique that is likely to bring about the best results.
Schedule a Consultation for Breast Reconstruction
If you’ve lost a breast to cancer surgery or another trauma, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre and schedule a consultation at one of our offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, or the Gold Coast. Our surgeon is skilled and experienced in the art of breast reconstruction. Contact us today to arrange a consultation and get started.