Breast reconstruction is surgery that requires sensitivity, sensibility and a lot of courage on the part of patient. Breast reconstruction is a surgery that most women choose post a mastectomy or breast injury. Both of these are traumatizing for a woman. A breast reconstruction not only gives them hope but also a lot of confidence and zest for life returns post this surgery. Most women often feel defeated and less of a woman if they lose their breast. If you are count yourself as one of these women, do not fret, for these is hope for you. Breast reconstruction need not be a fearsome breast to be afraid of,either should you treat it as a walk in the park. The best thing would be to be armed with knowledge and walk into the fray with an open mind and plenty of queries. Here are few important question that you must ask your surgeon during a consultation for breast reconstruction.
Am I a good candidate?
It is essential to know about your candidature for the surgery. Your health, especially if you are just recovering for your mastectomy or injury could be at risk if you opt for the surgery before total recovery. If you had been suffering from any aliment, it is essential to make complete recovery before going forward with another major surgery. Your surgeon can help you decide on whether breast reconstruction is the best solution for you. Ask your doctor if you are good candidate,analyze the pros and cons of the surgery and the effects it might have on your body.
What is my ideal size?
Many women often treat choosing their breast size to fulfill a fantasy they have. However, fantasy and reality are totally different ball games. What you think is good for you may be far from it. Your doctor is the best judge of what might be good for you. Having your own opinion weighed in is important but considering a true professional’s opinions matters a lot. This can help you get a natural-looking breast that looks great on you and also takes your lifestyle and body into account. Ask your doctor to suggest an ideal size for you.
What would the recovery be like?
Ask your plastic & cosmetic surgeon about recovery and what to expect during the recovery. Your recovery will dictate your results. Ask your doctor about you will need in terms of food, rest and medications during your recovery. Ask about the length of your recovery period, the activities you are allowed to perform and how soon you can return to work and other activities.
When can I seen the results?
At end what matters the most is results. Ask your doctor when you can see the final results. What will it look like? How long will it take to see the final results? Remember that changes are gradual and you will see some results instantly but profound ones will take time. Clear your doubts so that you have fewer concerns regarding it.
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