At Paoli Plastic Surgery, breast reconstruction is accomplished using several modern plastic surgery techniques. The basic premise is to attempt to restore a woman’s breast to as near normal shape, size, and appearance following a mastectomy.
However many women choose Exton Cosmetic Surgery for breast reconstruction for purely cosmetic reasons. However only in reconstructive surgery, donor muscle, fat and skin from the abdomen are used to reconstruct the breast. From there cosmetic techniques take over to sculpt and position the breast. In a mastectomy situation, the alternate breast may also need cosmetic procedures so the breasts match in outward appearance.
As with any Paoli Cosmetic Surgery, There are some standard risks involved in any of breast surgery that are especially important during more radical reconstruction surgery that include bleeding, infection, poor or slow healing of incisions, and the usual anesthesia risks. Breast surgery recovery times vary depending upon the individual.
Most patients however, can usually expect to reach full recovery in about six weeks after they complete their breast reconstruction surgery. When recovering from breast reconstruction surgery, most all patients will remain in the hospital for two to five days following the initial procedure. Normally the drainage tubes used to drain the excess fluids from the surgical site can be removed from the patient entirely in 10 to 14 days, and stitches in only 7 to 10 days after surgery.