October 17th, 2018 marks the 7th annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, also known as BRA Day. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation lead this yearly initiative with the help of plastic surgeons, nurse navigators, survivors, and other passionate individuals and organizations.
After mastectomy surgery, it is important to allow yourself adequate time to heal. Your surgeon will send you home with specific guidelines to follow, but these tips can serve as reminders to aid your recovery at home.
A bilateral mastectomy is the removal of both breasts and is performed when a woman is diagnosed with cancer in both breasts or in only one breast and she chooses to undergo a bilateral mastectomy to remove both breasts.
The decision to undergo reconstructive surgery following breast cancer is a very personal one. The plastic surgeons at The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery provide all of the information, answers and guidance you need to decide what is right for you.