Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the Manhattan area sometimes elect to have the tumors and cancerous cells surgically removed to avoid long bouts of chemotherapy treatment to shrink them. However, with this procedure comes emotional changes. Women are not only worried about their health when told they have cancer, but also feel that the removal of their breasts makes them “less of a woman.” Thankfully, plastic surgeons such as Dr. Edmund Kwan of the Manhattan area can help these women restore their appearance after breast cancer surgery with breast reconstruction.
Breast reconstruction surgery is a procedure that is performed to restore the appearance of the breast to enhance the body’s contours and assist women in emotional improvement. The procedure often includes repair of the nipple area and the placement of breast implants to restore the shape of the breast. Women can consult with their plastic surgeon to determine the best size of implant for their body to achieve the results desired.
Breast reconstruction surgery can be done at any point during the mastectomy process. Some women decide to have the mastectomy and the breast repair surgery at the same time to avoid the sudden removal of their breasts and the adjustment that comes with that. Others choose to have the procedure done well after their mastectomy when they realize the emotional affect it is having on them. Patients may also want to take time to save money for the procedure, though our practice does offer some financing options that can make breast reconstruction attainable for those who are ready to make an improvement in their body contours. Some of our patients even choose to include other treatments at the same time such as tummy tucks and liposuction.
Dr. Edmund Kwan and his team of professionals provide compassionate care for women who are struggling with their body appearance after a mastectomy. We encourage patients to speak to our professionals (718) 661 4580 about the advantages of this repair surgery and the way it can greatly improve emotional stability after their cancer diagnosis and recovery.