Deciding whether or not to have breast reconstruction after a mastectomy is a very personal choice. Though it isn’t always necessary, some women find that having breast reconstruction surgery improves their psychological well-being and quality of life.
There are several different reconstruction options, and each type comes with its own benefits and risks. A variety of factors will determine the surgery that is most appropriate for you. These factors include:
- Personal preference
- Other medical problems
- Your weight and amount of abdominal tissue or fat
- Previous abdominal surgeries
- Your general health
Make sure to discuss the pros and cons of all surgical and nonsurgical options with your medical team before making any decisions.
We are always available to talk through your choices with you.Simply give our office a call at 843-849-8418, reach out through our website chat or fill out our “Ask the Doctor form” and one of our team members will personally answer any questions you may have.