to these questions will help you understand reconstructive surgery.
are the types of reconstructive surgery? What type of specialist
performs reconstructive surgery?
type is best for me and why (saline implant, gel implant, flap)?
my insurance cover the cost of these types of reconstructive surgery
4.What chance is there of rejection and/or infection of any implant?
there any other risks or side effects to consider?
can be done if the operation is unsuccessful?
is the best time for me to have reconstruction? Same time as the
mastectomy? Sometime after surgery? After chemotherapy? Before
or after radiation?
I do not choose reconstruction, what prosthesis or breast forms
my insurance cover the cost of a prosthesis?
Answers to these questions below will help you prepare for your
reconstruction and follow-up.
many operations are needed? How long of a hospital stay is necessary
much time is needed for recovery after each? Are there any medications
to avoid before surgery?
there much pain after surgery? For how long?
special bras needed after surgery? Where do I purchase them?
can I expect the reconstruction to look and feel? How will the
reconstructed breast compare in appearance with my healthy breast?
Will anything need to be done to the healthy breast?
you show me pictures of reconstruction? May I speak to patients
who have had similar reconstruction?
I be able to detect a possible recurrence after reconstructive
techniques are available, i.e. x-rays or sonogram?