The amount of information women have to digest and understand following a battle with breast cancer is undoubtedly overwhelming, with a number of difficult decisions to consider with the help of physicians, family, and friends. New Jersey plastic surgeons Luis A. Zapiach, MD and John T. Cozzone, MD understand the process and they are committed to making the discussion and decision regarding breast reconstruction surgery as comfortable as possible. Art Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing an extremely supportive experience when considering breast reconstruction surgery by helping patients achieve the contoured breast shape and appearance they desire with the beautiful, natural-looking results they deserve.
Please contact Art Plastic Surgery for a consultation regarding breast reconstruction in the Paramus, New Jersey area.
Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Breast reconstruction surgery can be an enormous benefit to women who have lost one or both breasts to mastectomy or injury, or those patients suffering from a breast deformity. With advances in the technology of breast procedures, our plastic and reconstructive surgeons can provide breast reconstruction results that both look and feel natural.
The breast reconstruction process can be a very exciting time for patients of Art Plastic Surgery because reconstruction typically occurs when a patient is cancer free. Because of the advances in breast reconstruction techniques, virtually anyone who has undergone a mastectomy is a candidate for the procedure. During the first consultation, Dr. Zapiach or Dr. Cozzone will determine the specific technique that is best suited for each patient’s body type, and provide a detailed description of all the aspects of the procedure while addressing every concern from the patient’s perspective.
Breast Reconstruction Recovery
The recovery process from breast reconstruction surgery is dependent upon the specific technique used; however, patients should expect a multi-stage surgical process. Any pain and discomfort can be managed with medication. At least two weeks of rest should be allowed following the surgery, while normal daily routines can typically be returned to after four to six weeks. The procedure will result in some residual scarring that tends to fade with time.
While every patient will have their own unique process of recovery, the plastic surgeons at Art Plastic Surgery understand that the experience as a whole is a trying emotional journey, and will provide a comprehensive network of encouragement and support throughout the entire process.
If you would like to learn more about the breast reconstruction process or have any questions or concerns about breast reconstruction surgery, please contact us today.