Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction Added Symmetry to My Breasts
Georgette underwent a mastectomy on one of her breasts following her breast cancer diagnosis. She consulted with a board-certified plastic surgeon who recommended a breast reconstruction procedure.
Breast reconstruction includes a variety of procedures performed to restore the form and shape of the breast, following mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery.
“I had two choices; either undergoing a tummy tuck and using the fat for the reconstruction or using expanders filled with saline before a silicone breast implant would be introduced. I chose the expanders,” explained Georgette. “I had no after effects; I was quite comfortable when I woke up after the mastectomy, walking around a bit and had two drains that were emptied often.”
Georgette’s plastic surgeon also worked on her other breast to make them symmetrical. “I would encourage others not to fret about the procedure. I’m very happy with the results!” exclaimed Georgette.
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