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Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy
Breast reconstruction surgery is a procedure designed to recreate a woman’s breasts after a mastectomy. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the United States. Beating this cancer often means undergoing a mastectomy procedure, having one or both breasts surgically removed. However, this may not always feel like a win against cancer. Losing a part of yourself to the disease can leave you scarred, both physically and emotionally. It can serve as a constant reminder of your struggle and may leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Women who undergo breast reconstruction after breast cancer are often brought to tears once they see their bodies take back the feminine figure they once knew. There are several techniques that can be utilized to carry out this procedure; some use breast implants and some use your body’s natural tissue. If you are ready to take the final step in beating your breast cancer, Dr. Kenna can help to restore your old self with breast reconstruction.
Dr. Kenna dedicates much of her time to breast reconstruction surgery, helping women feel whole again after breast cancer. However, there are other less common situations such as a deformity following a lumpectomy, breast infection, and at times even the abnormal development of breast in adolescence. Reconstruction can involve rebuilding the entire breast, reshaping an injured or malformed breast, and adjustment of the opposite side for improved symmetry.
Your consultation: Breast reconstruction can be performed at the same time as your mastectomy or at a later date. During your consultation, it’s important to be honest and upfront about your medical history, cosmetic expectations, and recovery goals. Your consultation will begin with a physical exam, followed by an in-depth discussion of breast reconstruction surgery. You will also have the opportunity to view Dr. Kenna’s gallery of before and after patient photos.
Please call our office at 717-741-9914 to schedule an appointment.