Involves reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other disease so that it looks similar in form, contour and appearance to a natural breast. There are multiple methods for breast reconstruction. This is done one of several ways and at different time points either immediately after mastectomy or at a later date. This will often depend on the treatment approach recommended by Dr. Salloum. The most common techniques involves skin expansion with implants, using abdominal skin, or skin and muscle from the back.
Breast reconstruction is generally completed over the course of several procedures, which vary in terms of duration.
Almost always general.
A hospital stay is almost always required.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Fatigue. Discomfort and soreness. Loss of sensation in the breast and nipple. Some scarring.
Back to work in 1 to 2 weeks. Resume overhead lifting, strenuous sports and sexual activity in 4 to 6 weeks following reconstruction.
All surgical procedures involve specific risks. Dr. Salloum will discuss this with you at the time of consultation.