If you are a breast cancer survivor, there is no need to accept the physical loss of your breast(s) and “move on.” Modern breast reconstruction surgery is capable of restoring your breasts even decades after your fight with breast cancer.
When Should I Have My Breast Reconstruction?
Some women begin reconstruction on the same day as their mastectomy, while other patients wait until their post-operative chemotherapy and radiation therapy is finished before starting a reconstruction. The right timing for you will depend on a host of different factors, including:
- Your current health
- The details of your cancer
- Your goals
- Feedback from your breast oncologic surgeon
- Feedback from your radiation oncologist
Our experienced Colorado breast reconstruction surgeons can help you decide on an immediate breast reconstruction, a delayed breast reconstruction, or an immediate-delayed (staged approach) breast reconstruction.
What to Expect from the Breast Reconstruction Process
Because breast reconstruction is often a complex and involved process, our staff is dedicated to personally guiding you through each stage of your reconstruction. Patient education is one of our top priorities. We have provided extensive information on our website about:
- Preoperative Guidelines
- Postoperative Guidelines
- Areola Pigmentation
- DIEP Flap Reconstruction
- Mastectomy with Tissue Expansion
- Revision of Reconstruction
However, the best way to get all of your questions answered – as they pertain to your unique circumstances – is to come in for a personal consultation.
If you are a cancer survivor and want to learn more about your breast reconstruction options, please contact The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery online or call 303-706-1100 to schedule your initial consultation with our Colorado breast reconstruction team.