Undergoing a lumpectomy or mastectomy to battle the scourge of cancer can be a very traumatic experience. Many breast cancer survivors are physically and emotionally drained after the treatment and the disfigured breast appearance doesn’t.
Who is a Candidate for Breast Reconstruction?
Breast enlargement gives your breasts more size and shape to balance your proportions. Plastic surgeons consider a number of factors to figure out whether you are an ideal candidate for this procedure.
Breast reconstruction is a procedure to rebuild the female breasts after a lumpectomy or mastectomy. This transformative treatment may be for you if:
- You are able to cope with your diagnosis and treatment
- You are in good overall health and are finally free of cancer
- You do not need (or have completed) chemotherapy or radiation therapy treatment for cancer
- You have a positive outlook and realistic goals for rebuilding your breasts and restoring your self image
When you visit Dr. Balinger for your first breast reconstruction consultation in Houston Texas, the surgeon will learn more about you and discuss treatment modalities. In many cases, Dr. Balinger works closely with your doctors to determine if this is the best time for breast reconstruction surgery. The surgeon is committed to your wellbeing and will give you insights on everything you need to know about this treatment.