What Is A Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction treatment reconstructs your breasts for a natural-looking result that enhances your appearance and gives you back your feminine curves. Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that restores your breasts to their natural shape and contour following trauma to the area or a mastectomy. Through several plastic surgery techniques, it is possible to regain or increase the shape and size of your breasts, depending on your desires, your overall health, weight, and physical lifestyle. During your consultation, Dr. Zamora will discuss those options that fit best with your goals and circumstances.
Benefits of a Breast Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction is frequently performed on patients who want to restore the natural shape and contour of their breasts following a mastectomy or trauma. Breast reconstruction procedures from Dr. Zamora are reported to have improved self-esteem by returning natural symmetry and cleavage between your breasts following a mastectomy. Breast reconstruction patients often come out of their treatment with Dr. Zamora with an incredibly improved body image and a superior sense of self-esteem.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate For A Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is for those patients who want to restore the natural look of their breasts after an injury or following a mastectomy. Breast reconstruction is a very personal decision for each patient. A great many women have to undergo a mastectomy due to breast cancer. While you may be happy to have done what was necessary to rid your body of cancer or disease, it is not unusual for a woman to suffer from a low body image or poor self-esteem once a breast or both breasts have been removed. Breast reconstruction surgery can rebuild your breasts, helping you regain your self-esteem while enjoying a more feminine figure.
What Do I Need To Do Before A Breast Reconstruction?
If you have a strong desire to have real breasts or want to restore a symmetrical look to your body, breast reconstruction may be right for you. Breast reconstruction is often possible immediately following the removal of the breast. However, you should only undergo breast reconstruction once cancer has been completely eliminated from your body. To prepare for your breast reconstruction, you may be asked to get lab testing, as well as a medical evaluation. You may also need to adjust or discontinue current medications, or take certain medications to prepare for a particular stage of the breast reconstruction procedure. Prior to your procedure, do not take aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and certain herbal supplements, and it’s important to make travel arrangements for someone to drive you to and from your surgery, in addition to arranging for someone to stay with you the first couple of nights following your surgery.
What Should I Expect On The Day Of My Breast Reconstruction?
Dr. Zamora will discuss the different stages of surgery with you during your consultation, as well as what to expect during each stage of the procedure. You will be under anesthesia, and following the incision using a tissue expander, Dr. Zamora will be able to reconstruct your breast mound, followed by the placement of an implant. In some instances, it may be possible to use your own tissue through a fat grafting technique, transplanting fat from your belly, back or buttocks to help reconstruct your breasts. Many women also opt for nipple and areola reconstruction, which can be done through a combination of tattooing and the utilization of transplanted tissue.
How Long Does It Take To Perform A Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction may typically take two to three procedures, which are scheduled based on your unique needs and requirements. Typically, the phases of a breast reconstruction procedure are spread out over three to six months to allow for sufficient healing between each procedure. It is also possible to begin your breast reconstruction in conjunction with your mastectomy.
What To Expect After A Breast Reconstruction?
Depending on the specific needs of your procedure, your recovery instructions will vary, as does the length of downtime, which can last from a few days to a few weeks. Most people can leave the hospital within one to six days, although you may need to keep a surgical drain to help remove excess fluids while the surgery site heals. However, you’ll be able to manage the pain with medication, as you may receive prescribed oral medications for pain and antibiotics to prevent infection. As your swelling subsides, your results will become more visible.
Will I Have Scars After Getting A Breast Reconstruction?
The surgical techniques most frequently performed by Dr. Zamora include implant reconstruction, TRAM flap reconstruction, and Latissimus Dorsi flap reconstruction. Dr. Zamora will take all the time you need during your consultation to answer any questions you may have about the different techniques and their implications for whether or not you will have scars after undergoing your breast reconstruction treatment.
When Will I See The Results?
As you recover, any post-operative swelling will subside, and your final results will become fully evident as your breasts are restored to around the same size and shape that they were before your mastectomy, along with your nipple and areola fully restored to simulate a natural appearance.
What Are Possible Complications Of A Breast Reconstruction?
During your breast reconstruction consultation with Dr. Zamora, your procedure will be explained in great detail as Dr. Zamora takes all the time necessary to find out about your goals for the surgery, in addition to answering all the questions that you may have, and discussing any possible complications of a breast reconstruction procedure.
How Long Will The Results Of A Breast Reconstruction Last?
Your results of your breast reconstruction treatment won't change. Breast reconstruction with Dr. Zamora is a life-altering investment in your happiness, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Contact us now to set up your breast reconstruction consultation.
How Much Does a Breast Reconstruction Cost in Daytona Beach?
Because each patient has a different goal in mind, your breast reconstruction costs will vary. During your consultation, all of your questions will be answered, and we will give you a better idea of what to expect for your fee. The fee charged for your care is based on a number of factors, including the difficulty of your operation and other factors related to your surgery, and as a result, the cost of breast reconstruction varies with each patient. Some breast reconstruction procedures may be covered by personal health insurance. Fees are typically paid for in advance, and in addition to accepting cash, checks, and most major credit cards, we also offer convenient financing.
Sergio M. Zamora MD, FACS is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding communities in Florida. Contact us today!