What Is Delayed Breast Reconstruction and Who Is It For?

Smiling,Women,Wearing,Pink,And,Ribbons,For,Breast,Cancer,On The message behind delayed breast reconstruction is simple: if you want to reconstruct one or both breasts after a mastectomy, it is never too late to do so. While many patients decide to restore their original breast shape as part of the mastectomy procedure itself, delayed breast reconstruction can take place weeks, months, or even years later.

The Right Time To Get a Delayed Breast Reconstruction

The decision about the right time to undergo a delayed breast reconstruction following mastectomy is deeply personal and depends on various factors, including physical health, emotional readiness, and individual circumstances.

There is absolutely no right or wrong time to pursue breast reconstruction. In fact, younger and older women with all types of backgrounds and health conditions generally experience the same benefits from the surgery and face the same related risks. Thanks to significant advancements in medical technology, you may be an excellent candidate for breast reconstruction, even if a physician has advised against it in the past.

What Techniques Are Used for Delayed Reconstruction?

Depending on your specific needs and the specific areas of expertise that your surgeon possesses, delayed breast reconstruction might look quite different from patient to patient and procedure to procedure. Some patients will do a tremendous amount of research and travel great distances to secure the services of a surgeon with the right combination of skills.

Although not all patients will require and be able to obtain all these surgical services, delayed breast reconstruction is likely to include some combination of implant-based reconstruction, flap autologous tissue reconstruction, fat grafting, nipple reconstruction, and areola pigmentation. It may also be advisable to consider breast reduction on the opposite breast.

Delayed Breast Reconstruction at The Breast Center – Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery

While surgeons can use many different methods of delayed breast reconstruction, many have a limited number of techniques at their disposal. Call 303-706-1100 or fill out a short online form to schedule an appointment at The Breast Center – Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery. We can explain our highly advanced implant modalities, which include fat grafting, muscle-sparing flap, and shaping procedures.

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