Advantages of Breast Reconstruction Surgery in Women

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Surgery | 0 comments

Cosmetic and plastic surgeries, both aimed at improving the body of a patient (either to improve a patient’s looks or correct a defect) are two procedures that millions of Americans have continuously sought and required for the past years. While these procedures may be undergone due to medical need, millions of others require these to improve their physical appearance. Regardless of reason, though, one very important thing should be considered: that both procedures be performed only by skillful, and licensed surgeons who have been trained well in the performance of the procedures.

Plastic surgery, in particular, which includes scar revision surgery, maxillofacial surgery, reconstruction of lower extremities, burn repair surgery, laceration repair, hand surgery and breast reconstruction surgery are intended to reconstruct a defect in the face or any part of the body. This defect may have been caused by a burn, a disease, a trauma, or it could otherwise be due to a birth disorder.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were about 5.7 million reconstructive surgeries performed in 2013. Breast reconstruction, the last in the top six reconstructive procedures performed during the year, was undergone by 96,000 women, a 4% increase compared to 2012.

Breast reconstruction surgery usually follows a mastectomy or the removal of a female breast (usually due to cancer). This procedure attempts to repair a breast, that is, restore its shape, appearance and size.

Although a breast may indeed be reconstructed, the following can be part of the expected consequences:

  • The sensation and feel of the reconstructed breast will not be the same as the one it replaced
  • The reconstructed breast will bear incision lines

An article on the website of Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery, states that breast reconstruction surgery will be most appreciated by women whose breast/s has/have been removed because of cancer or other diseases. Prior to surgery, the patient can even choose the size of breasts that she may want to have.

Read More