The 3 Stages of Breast Reconstruction Procedures
Breast reconstruction procedures can be an incredibly relieving experience for women who have undergone various breast surgeries. This is especially true for breast cancer survivors who overcame their cancer. Breast reconstruction allows women to feel confident again in their breasts and knows that they have the option to potentially repair and enhance their appearance. This procedure follows 3 important stages no matter what level of reconstruction you may need. Continue reading to find out more about these stages and what to expect.
This stage contains the reconstruction procedure itself. Before this stage, you will have had a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons here at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery. There you will discuss what the goals of the reconstruction procedure will be and what reasonable results to expect from it. The procedure itself can involve the use of implants, expanders, or tissue from another area of your body to reconstruct and reform your breasts. Depending on which option you choose you may have to stay at the hospital overnight to ensure everything is progressing as it should. It may even take a couple of nights depending on how your body reacts to the procedure.
Stage two involves working with the surrounding breast area that was not the direct area for reconstruction, or replaces a temporary device (tissue expander) with a permanent device (implant) or tissue. This ensures that the areas come together naturally and that if anything else needs to be slightly altered it can be. Usually, recovery from this procedure is a lot quicker, and recovery time is much shorter than that of stage one. Oftentimes these procedures can be done at our Lone Tree, CO, location as well. Your safety and the successful results of these procedures are our number one priority.
This stage is typically the finalization of the other procedures. This stage is also when nipple reconstruction may occur if that is needed. Sometimes it isn’t even fully necessary, but it is a time to do final adjustments and also check in with you and how you’re feeling after the first two main procedures. Recovery time and overall feeling can vary from individual to individual and we want to make sure you’re doing well.
To find out more or schedule your first consultation with us at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery in Lone Tree, CO, call us at 303-706-1100.