About Breast Reconstruction Surgery
We understand how important a natural-looking, attractive reconstruction can be to restoring your comfort and sense of self after treatment. That is why our expert surgeons have developed precise techniques to achieve results that can be as equally aesthetic as elective cosmetic breast surgery
We will not only work to restore your breast size, shape, beauty and contour—we are often able to create the ideal breasts for you. You may be able to opt for breast augmentation, reduction, lift, or nipple position correction at no additional cost as part of your reconstruction. We encourage you to choose your own goal for reconstruction and will help you explore all of your options in detail with you
all breast cancer patients are considered eligible for reconstruction, which is commonly covered by insurance. Whether you are choosing a mastectomy, lumpectomy, or radiation therapy, you can pursue the best treatment option for your diagnosis with confidence and still have the opportunity to define the way you look and feel afterward
Before Your Surgery
We will call you the evening before surgery, (or the Friday before a Monday surgery), to confirm your arrival time and surgery start time. You may call us after 4 p.m. if this is more convenient for you. Please be aware that your surgery start time is subject to change until 4pm the day before surgery.
Please follow these eating and drinking instructions before surgery:
Clear liquids like water, clear juice, sports drinks, clear tea, and black coffee, may be consumed , until 5 hours before any ambulatory surgeries ,5 hours before any other surgeries
Do not drink milk-containing products, alcoholic beverages or drinks with pulp or solids of any kind
Nothing to eat or drink after midnight. You can take needed morning medications with sips of water as directed
Refrain from smoking after midnight and on the day of your surgery
Check with your doctor about whether you should discontinue taking regularly scheduled medication. If you are advised to continue taking it, you should take it with just a sip of water.
You will receive a personal medication card before your surgery. Please fill out the card and bring it with you the day of surgery.
Regulations do not permit you to drive or take a taxicab
Smart Group Holding Group will provide free delivery service
Conditions Treated with Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Following a lumpectomy or mastectomy, we offer leading-edge breast reconstruction services to women in any stage of breast cancer to help you achieve excellent cosmetic results
Oftentimes, we are able to treat you even if other centers have told you that you are not eligible for breast reconstruction
Preparing for Your Surgery
Our procedures have been designed to make your surgery as safe, comfortable, and convenient as possible.
Your surgery will be performed at one of the following locations:
All blood used comes from volunteer donors
The Guest Services staff is available to assist you in any way. They serve as advocates for patients and their families; act as friends and guides; provide personal services and direct patients and families to hospital and community resources
You can call the Guest Services Hotline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
After you go home, if you have any questions or concerns about your hospital care, you can call the Hotline at any time
Risks of Breast Reconstruction Surgery
With years of experience, our surgeons take extra precautions for a safe, successful procedure to minimize the risk of complications and side effects. Breast reconstruction risks and possible complications may include, but are not limited to :
Excessive scar tissue
The most common complication of breast implant reconstruction surgery is capsular contracture, which occurs if the scar or capsule around the implant begins to tighten. Capsular contracture can change the appearance and hardness of the breast reconstruction and can sometimes cause pain. Occasionally, this complication can be severe enough to require a second operation
Breast reconstruction does not increase the chance of breast cancer coming back, nor does reconstruction make it harder to monitor cancer recurrence