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What are pros and cons for breast reconstruction.?

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Dr. Ergun Kocak
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Pros and Cons

Breast reconstruction helps restore the look and feel of the breasts.
This helps women become more comfortable with the way they look after a mastectomy. Side effects such as tissue necrosis, implant problems, removal of nipples and loss of sensation may become a problem. Serious problems may also arise like blood clots, infection, and anesthesia reactions. mwbreast.com/breast-reconstruction-ohio/

In brief: Pros and Cons

Breast reconstruction helps restore the look and feel of the breasts.
This helps women become more comfortable with the way they look after a mastectomy. Side effects such as tissue necrosis, implant problems, removal of nipples and loss of sensation may become a problem. Serious problems may also arise like blood clots, infection, and anesthesia reactions. mwbreast.com/breast-reconstruction-ohio/
Dr. Ergun Kocak
Dr. Ergun Kocak
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In brief: For cancer or want?

Presuming for cancer: PROS: Improved body image, better fit for clothing, sense of "wholeness," giving symmetry to chest, psychological improvement, reducing grief over loss of "womanhood," and control over your treatment.
CONS: Extensive surgery which may affect other areas, sometimes several surgeries, risk of complications, asymmetry, infection, unhappiness with results, cost. Good luck!

In brief: For cancer or want?

Presuming for cancer: PROS: Improved body image, better fit for clothing, sense of "wholeness," giving symmetry to chest, psychological improvement, reducing grief over loss of "womanhood," and control over your treatment.
CONS: Extensive surgery which may affect other areas, sometimes several surgeries, risk of complications, asymmetry, infection, unhappiness with results, cost. Good luck!
Dr. Crystal Twynham
Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Robert Whitfield
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Breasreconstruction

Breast reconstruction can be done at the time of mastectomy or after if that is the patients choice.
If a patient has heart or lung problems these have to be evaluated before hand by specialists. Other medical problems and medications are evaluated as well. There also a number of options like fat grafting, one stage implant recon and the diep flap. We have many options to offer women for recon.

In brief: Breasreconstruction

Breast reconstruction can be done at the time of mastectomy or after if that is the patients choice.
If a patient has heart or lung problems these have to be evaluated before hand by specialists. Other medical problems and medications are evaluated as well. There also a number of options like fat grafting, one stage implant recon and the diep flap. We have many options to offer women for recon.
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Dr. Robert Whitfield
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