After a mastectomy, many women need to have tissue expanders placed to gradually create a breast pocket that can accommodate an implant. Tissue expanders can be placed during your mastectomy or years after your surgery. If you have expanders placed, you will need to adjust your sleeping position temporarily to increase your comfort and ensure optimal results.
Breast cancer is a widespread disease that impacts many women in the United States and around the world. At The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, we want to help women gain a better understanding of breast cancer, and of the breast reconstruction options that are available in the face of a cancer diagnosis.
It is a humbling experience to witness the strength and courage demonstrated by our breast reconstruction patients every day. At The Breast Center of Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery in Denver, we understand that spreading awareness every October about breast cancer and its effects on women across the country is only the beginning of fighting this disease. Diagnosis, treatment, and recovery are the real journey that every woman with breast cancer must travel every day of the year.
One of the many questions you will encounter in your journey to recovery from breast cancer is when to have breast reconstruction surgery. The answer depends on your unique circumstances, and at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, we can help you explore your options and select the right timing for your reconstruction procedure.
Some women are good candidates for a one-stage, immediate breast reconstruction. In this technique, the reconstruction is started the same day as your mastectomy. Both the immediate and the delayed approach can use either breast implants or tissue flaps to reconstruct the breasts.
If you are a woman considering breast reconstruction, you may want to know what you can do about scarring. The plastic surgeons at The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery will make sure you have complete aftercare instructions, so that you can do all that is within your power to soften the appearance of scars.