Breast reconstruction can be a critical aspect of the recovery from breast cancer surgery. Whether after a mastectomy or lumpectomy, the affected breast can be recreated to appear as close to a natural breast as is possible with modern aesthetic reconstructive surgery.
Breast reconstruction surgery in Houston
This custom surgery can be performed at varying times, based on the individual woman's health and the process required in her case. If you are scheduled for a mastectomy or lumpectomy, planning your breast reconstruction before your surgery can be the best strategy. Some women can have breast reconstruction surgery in the same surgical appointment as the mastectomy. As a general overview, a woman should:
- Be cancer-free and in good general health
- Have completed all breast cancer treatment, with no future chemo or radiation needed
- Be educated on the options for breast reconstruction
- Understand the surgery, recovery, and what to expect in the final appearance
Dr. Balinger can work closely with your breast cancer surgeon in planning your reconstruction.