Patient who had surgery as treatment choose breast reconstruction surgery to reconstruct and reshape the look, shape and size of breast. There are two main techniques used in breast reconstruction surgery.
There are some factors which are needed to be considered before proceeding for this treatment.
Most patients who had breast conservation surgery do not need breast reconstruction. However, some patient who suffers from breast deformity post surgery needs reconstruction surgery.
Recovery after breast reconstruction surgery:
After the surgery, patients are suggested and encouraged to start their arm movements. While still in the hospital under observation, patients are suggested to sit on the chair or on the bed taking back supports. They are also encouraged to walk. The average days the patient stays in hospital in 2-3 days.
After the patient is released from hospital there are some follow-ups which are to be followed.
After going home, patient can experience soreness and swelling for 2-3 days which can be healed and recovered by certain medication prescribed by doctor.
Patient can return to normal routine within 6 to 8 weeks of surgery.
The shape of the reconstructed breast will gradually improve over the months. Patients will be asked to continue with the regular checkups including self breast test every month and annual mammogram.