The Emotional Impact of Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Battling breast cancer is a challenge no woman should have to face. In addition to dealing with the health implications and treatment options, a woman must face the possibility of losing a part or all of her breast or breasts.
We understand that facing a mastectomy can be an emotional rollercoaster for a women. We are here to offer breast reconstruction surgery with compassionate care – and the latest reconstruction technologies – to help you regain your natural shape and figure after cancer surgery.
Through the breast reconstruction process, many women find their self-confidence again – and are finally able to look forward to a new start on life after cancer.
Breast Reconstruction: a New Beginning
Every woman reacts differently, and it is impossible to predict how you will react to losing a breast until you are actually faced with that possibility. It is perfectly normal to feel sad, nervous, anxious, worried, uncertain, grieving or even angry when you face a mastectomy.
Whatever your age, sexual orientation, or relationship status, a woman’s breasts can be an important part of your identity as well as your sexuality. But with a good breast reconstruction surgeon, you can move forward, and take control of what you want to have happen next.
New breasts, through reconstruction, can be part of a new beginning for a new, cancer free you. You can restore your original appearance; or you can even change things up a bit with bigger or smaller – or higher, rounder or firmer – breasts.
In some cases women even opt to undergo a tummy tuck or liposuction at the same time for a body makeover that will help them with a fresh start.
Breast Reconstruction Options
Choosing breast reconstruction options is a very personal decision – and what is right for one woman is not necessarily right for another woman. Delving into your feelings and talking candidly with a caring and accomplished breast reconstruction surgeon can help you figure out what is best for you.
Some women may even choose to skip reconstruction. In these cases a woman can wear external breast forms or pads, or simply not change their post-surgery appearance at all. Many women may choose breast reconstruction to feel more attractive to themselves and to their partner. Other woman may simply want to look the way they did before – at home or work – in their regular clothes.
Whatever your motivation and personal desires for breast reconstruction, compassionate Birmingham plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will explain your options and help support your decisions – so you can realize your appearance goals after a mastectomy.
Improvements in breast reconstruction techniques and technologies mean that you have excellent options for restoring your ideal shape after a mastectomy! And, the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 requires group health plans and health insurance companies that offer mastectomy coverage to also pay for reconstructive surgery after mastectomy.
Natural looking and feeling breasts can be reconstructed using either breast implants or your own tissue, or a combination of both. Dr. Ali will explain your options, so you can make the decisions that are best for you.
Top Birmingham, MI Breast Reconstruction Surgeon
Dr. Ali is a caring and compassionate Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon who has helped countless women reclaim their bodies after cancer with breast reconstruction surgery. He will offer you a consultation to answer your questions and offer you understanding advice about your breast reconstruction surgery options.
If you are battling – or have battled – breast cancer, you are not alone. We are here to help you determine what you want to do, so you can move forward with your best possible life.