Breast Reconstruction Salt Lake City & Bountiful UT
What is Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction at Sargent Plastic Surgery in Salt Lake City and Bountiful, Utah, may involve several procedures in different stages. It can begin at the time of mastectomy or may be delayed until the patient is healed or recovered from additional cancer treatments. Breast reconstruction can restore a woman’s breast after mastectomy as well as help self-esteem.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reconstruction?
A consultation with your plastic surgeon is the first step to educate yourself about the options to restore your breast. The different options available for breast reconstruction will be discussed as well as likely outcomes, risks, and possible complications. Procedures to achieve breast symmetry will also be discussed.
How is Breast Reconstruction Performed?
Different procedures are available in breast reconstruction including Implants with tissue expansion as well as multiple flap procedures. Several stages may be required to complete your reconstruction.
Factors that will need to be considered are:
- Medical conditions or other illnesses
- Smoking history
- Radiation therapy
- Body type and breast size
- Realistic expectations
Recovery After Breast Reconstruction
After your procedure, swelling and bruising are to be expected with moderate discomfort. Drain tubes are in place to prevent accumulation of fluid. Activities are restricted for several weeks and complete healing may take 6-8 weeks. Depending on the type of reconstruction, additional staged procedures may be needed.
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reduction