Ideal Candidates for Breast Reconstruction With Implants

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Serving Denver, Lone Tree, Colorado & Nationwide

Posted: October 15, 2022
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Beauty portrait of a young brunette woman isolated on pink backgroundBreast reconstruction surgery can help relieve emotional discomfort after receiving a high-risk diagnosis or undergoing a mastectomy or lumpectomy.

Whether you’re newly diagnosed or already done with treatment, our board-certified plastic surgeons can help you restore your sense of wholeness and femininity. 

While there are multiple options for breast reconstruction, reconstruction using implants is the most common. Breast reconstruction using implants has quite a few advantages over other methods, namely that it:

  • Has a shorter recovery time 
  • Is a short procedure
  • Is highly customizable and limits surgery to the chest
  • Is the most common type of reconstruction, making it more widely available 

Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Reconstruction With Implants?

Breast reconstruction surgery using implants can restore the fullness, shape, and aesthetic of your breasts if you’ve had breast cancer treatments including:

  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Double mastectomy
  • Prophylactic mastectomy

Additionally, undergoing any breast reconstruction surgery is a personal choice that might have emotional implications. Some other factors that will determine if you’re a good candidate for implant reconstruction are:

  • How well you can cope with your diagnosis and treatment
  • Whether you have a generally positive outlook in terms of body image
  • If you have realistic goals and expectations
  • Whether you have other medical conditions that can impair the healing process

Finally, it’s important to note that the kind of cancer treatment you received might affect whether or not you’re eligible for implant-based reconstruction. Any sort of radiation therapy results in higher rates of complications for reconstructive surgeries. 

Breast reconstruction with implants is an individualized procedure with many different factors to take into account.

Make sure you schedule a consultation and meet with one of our surgeons. During your consultation, our surgeons will be able to answer your questions and help you determine whether it’s the right procedure for you. 

Schedule Your Breast Reconstruction Consultation

For more information about implant-based breast reconstruction, contact us at The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery.

You can also schedule a private consultation with our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons by calling 303-706-1100. Our patient base includes Denver and Lone Tree and expands across the US.