You’ve just been given devastating news. You need to have a full mastectomy. You need to prepare yourself as you say goodbye to a part of your body. It’s a choice you have to make to save your life. That doesn’t make it any easier. As difficult as this decision is, you need to embrace a future that will be brighter, a future without illness. Breast reconstruction can help you to restore your breasts. It will also help you to restore your confidence in yourself as you gear up for the fight of your life.

How Can Breast Reconstruction Help You?

Many women are facing the same battle. Whether they are forced to have a mastectomy due to a cancer diagnosis or they are being proactive because they have the gene for breast cancer, loss of the breasts can be traumatic. However, breast reconstruction gives you the opportunity to take control of your situation. You can make your bust look like it did before. Through the skill of your medical team, your body can look feminine again. You can have the curves that you always had before. Your bust can be the same size that it was before a mastectomy. Your reconstructed breasts can help to make you feel whole again. You won’t feel self-conscious about your appearance because no one will ever know that you had your breasts removed. Breast reconstruction allows you to rebuild your life when you have been forced to choose a mastectomy.

How Does It Work?

When you have breast reconstruction, your plastic surgeon will lead you through your options. You could have breast implants used to create your new bust. You could have flap surgery in which fat, muscle, and tissue is taken from another area on your body such as the abdomen to create breasts. In some cases, your plastic surgeon may combine the two approaches for the best results. Once your breasts have been reconstructed, your plastic surgeon can use tissue to create nipples or you may choose to have tattoos for your areolas and nipples. If your surgeon creates nipples, you will still need tattoos to restore the color of your original nipples and create the appearance of areolas. Once your procedure is over and you have recovered from breast reconstruction, you will be able to face your reflection as you study your body. It will give you peace of mind to know that you look complete again.

Talk to Your Plastic Surgeon About How Breast Reconstruction Can Make a Positive Difference for You

Having your breasts removed is difficult, but your plastic surgeon can help you with breast reconstruction. To discuss the ins and out of breast reconstruction, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with the office of Dr. Joseph Banis. At our convenient location in Louisville, KY, our experienced and compassionate team of professionals will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation.