Breast reconstruction after breast cancer is an overwhelming and scary process. You’ve gone through enough with a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. If you undergo a mastectomy, a breast reconstruction will rebuild your breast and a natural shape.
Mastectomy – a surgical operation to remove a breast
There are many options and multiple types of breast reconstruction. The two main options on how to actually reconstruct the breast is with breast implants or natural tissue. Natural tissue uses fat and tissue from other parts of the body to rebuild the breast mound. Breast implant reconstruction uses a silicone or saline implant to reconstruct the breast mound.
Breast Implant Reconstruction Options
Breast implant reconstruction is recommended for women who have very little tissue left after a mastectomy and/or radiation therapy. Depending on the treatment schedule, patients can also choose to have an immediate or delayed reconstruction. If there is no chemotherapy and radiation after the mastectomy, Dr. Rast can immediately place the implant(s) directly after the mastectomy. If a patient needs to have further cancer treatments, it is best to wait until after the therapy is complete, so that the radiation does not affect the breast implants. Breast implants can be saline or silicone.
Learn More About Your Options In Kansas City
It is Dr. Rast’s goal to restore a natural look and promote your breast redefinition, without cancer at the center of your view of yourself. Appearance isn’t everything, but restoring a sense of normalcy with reconstructive surgery helps our Kansas City patients take a big and important step on the road to recovery.
If you’re interested in breast implant reconstruction and learning more about the options in Kansas City, call us today at 913-451-3722 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with us today.