When New York women learn that they have breast cancer, they have several important decisions to make. They are often worried about what will happen to their breasts, and many worry about undergoing a mastectomy because they will lose them. For many women, the breasts make them feel feminine. Dr. Edmund Kwan understands the importance of the breasts to a woman, and provides breast reconstruction surgery.
What is breast reconstruction surgery?
Breast reconstruction surgery, following a mastectomy, often involves the placement of breast implants. Breast implants are a way for women to restore their appearance. Breast implants can look completely natural when performed after or during a mastectomy, and allow women to move on with their lives following their diagnosis.
What are the benefits of breast reconstruction surgery?
- Women can maintain their appearance even after their mastectomy
- Women maintain their feeling of femininity with breast implants
- Women do not feel ashamed of their breasts
- Women often choose to move forward with mastectomy to avoid radiation and chemotherapy thanks to the reconstructive procedure
Is the breast reconstruction surgery right for me?
Many women are appropriate candidates for breast reconstruction surgery. The best way to determine candidacy is to meet with Dr. Edmund Kwan to discuss your options. Breast implants can be placed at the same time as the mastectomy or shortly after to restore the breasts.
Learn more about breast reconstruction with Dr. Edmund Kwan
Women who have undergone extensive procedures such as mastectomies to remove cancerous cells may feel self-conscious about their appearance following surgery. Instead of living day in and day out feeling less confident in yourself, now is the time to see a Board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Edmund Kwan to discuss breast reconstruction. Call (212) 734-4488 to schedule an appointment at our office located at 1016 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York.