Monday, 7 April 2014

Plastic Surgery: A Short Guide on Breast Reconstruction

If the client chooses a reputed hospital his risk factors go down considerably. Although, elective surgeries have very little risk, it is the duty of the doctor to keep the patient aware of all risks involved.
In a breast reconstruction surgery it is attempted to restore the breast of a woman to its original shape and look. For women who have undergone mastectomy, a breast augmentation procedure is an integral part of the cancer treatment. Let’s have a look at the concept of Breast Reconstruction NYC in detail.
1. Ideal Candidate
Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer get in touch with a plastic surgeon beforehand. This enables the surgeon to be an important part of the team of doctors. Women who have already undergone a mastectomy also opt for this reconstruction to restore their original appearance. 

2. Risks
If the patient chooses a good doctor and hospital his risk factors will be low. It is very critical that a patient follows the post and pre-surgery instructions very carefully. A good surgeon will make women fully aware of each and every step and the precautions she needs to take.
3. Pre – surgery preparations
For a surgery to be successful, it is important that the patient follows all the pre-surgery instructions given by the doctor’s office. The doctor should be fully aware of any medication that the patient is taking and is often advised to stop use of aspirin a week or so before the surgery. The client needs to quit smoking and drinking a week or two before, to aid in quick recovery and healing. The patient also needs to be ready, emotionally to face the outcome of the surgery. The results can never be predicted precisely and the patient should be ready for the result. It should also be kept in mind that she might need a surgery or two more to get the desired result.
4. Post- Surgery
A patient is released from the hospital only after four days or a week of recovery. Pain and tenderness is experienced in the breasts for almost a week or so after the surgery. In an autologous procedure the discomfort is felt around the breasts and also in the region from where the tissue was extracted. The patient is counseled before the surgery to inform a family member or a friend who can care for them after the surgery. The patient is also advised to take leave from work and set up a designated recovery area in the home.
5. Options
Surgeons generally suggest an implant reconstruction or an Autologous Tissue Reconstruction, depending on the case. 

 ·         Implant Reconstruction- is the placement of implants to reconstruct the shape and size of the breasts. It is also called mammopalsty and is opted for after a mastectomy. The patient will be advised between saline or silicone filled implants.
·         Autologous Tissue Reconstruction- in this surgery live fat or muscles from the patient’s body is transplanted in the chest to replace the removed breast tissue. The tissue can be from the abdomen or thigh or any other part of the body.

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