What to Expect After a Mastectomy

Undergoing a mastectomy can be an overwhelming experience. After all, it is major surgery that can take a toll on your emotional well-being. We understand the stress and uncertainty you are going through, which is why we try to help restore your sense of “wholeness” with breast reconstruction surgery.

The First Steps

Dr. Cusimano has a passion for breast reconstruction surgery and aims to improve individuals lives who have undergone mastectomy by restoring their confidence.

The first step to your breast reconstruction journey is to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Cusimano. During this time, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical history, any cancer treatments that you have been on or are currently on, and your reconstruction options.

Your Reconstruction Procedure

Dr. Cusimano offers many options when it comes to breast reconstruction surgery. The reconstruction technique that is right for you will vary depending on your individual anatomy, health, lifestyle, and aesthetic goals.  The benefit of having many different techniques for breast reconstruction at his disposal allows Dr. Cusimano to individualize your reconstruction to you.  Your options include:

Implant-Based Reconstruction

Uses breast implants to restore the appearance of natural breasts.

Tissue Reconstruction

Uses that patient’s own tissue to restore a breast mound for a more natural breast appearance.

There are many different techniques when it comes to both implant-based reconstruction and tissue reconstruction, so you can be confident that there is a reconstruction option that will work for you.

Breast reconstruction surgery is a highly personalized procedure, as it helps to meet your individual restoration goals. If you are interested in learning more about the breast reconstruction options offered at Cusimano MD Plastic Surgery, contact our office today at 225-761-8687.