Recovery from Breast Reconstruction: What You Need to Know

breast reconstruction Whether you’re currently undergoing breast cancer treatment or you’re in remission, you may be interested in exploring your breast reconstruction procedure. Breast reconstruction works to restore the shape and fullness of the breasts as well as provide a boost of confidence for women who have had some or all of their breasts removed due to breast cancer.

At Renaissance Plastic Surgery, our team is here to provide you with the compassionate care and support you need. While breast reconstruction is not necessary following breast cancer, it can be an essential component of a patient’s recovery.

If you’re interested in this procedure, here are a few things you should know about the recovery process for breast reconstruction.

Is Reconstruction Longer or More Painful Than a Mastectomy?

Every case is different, and it’s difficult to say whether your mastectomy or breast reconstruction will be more difficult. Each person responds differently to each procedure, and it’s important to know that your overall health will also play a role in your recovery.

With both procedures, you’ll need to plan to spend between four and six weeks recovering before you return to work or other normal activities. However, your surgeon and post-surgery care team will work with you to ensure your body is healed and fit for activity after your surgery.

What To Expect During Recovery

You’ll likely experience some pain and discomfort following your procedure, but your care team will provide pain management options, including a prescription if needed. If you have any questions or concerns about your healing process, it’s important to contact our care team immediately.

If needed, you can have nipple reconstruction performed later on, around 12 weeks after your procedure. Nipple reconstruction can help your breasts to appear more natural and restore their appearance. However, this procedure is optional.

Renaissance Plastic Surgery: The Right Choice for Your Breast Reconstruction Surgery

At Renaissance Plastic Surgery, we understand that it can be tough to decide to undergo reconstruction surgery, and our team will be with you through every step of the process. From your consultation to your post-operative care, it’s our goal to make you feel comfortable and at home from start to finish. We invite you to contact us today at 636-896-0600 to schedule your consultation in St. Peters, MO.

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01. Get to know the RPS team of plastic surgeons and aestheticians.

02. Discuss your unique goals and concerns.

03. Receive a personalized procedure plan.

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