Published August 24, 2014

Modern Options in Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Breast reconstruction surgery today

Are you interested in breast reconstruction surgery? Thousands of women in Australia unfortunately get diagnosed with breast cancer every year. It is a dreadful situation to say the least but fortunately the physical and emotional outcome is very much different from how it was decades ago. Breast surgery has vastly improved over the years providing much better treatment and results for women in need of reconstructive breast surgery because of breast cancer, breast injury or even breast revision surgery from a botched operation.

Now let’s consider breast cancer in particular – women now days can benefit from modern techniques in reconstructive breast surgery that removes only the afflicted part of the breast. Such methods are collectively known as selective mastectomy, lumpectomy or conservative breast surgery. In some cases, a surgeon may require that the entire breast be removed during mastectomy. Nevertheless, patients can certainly still benefit from breast reconstruction surgery to restore the shape and appearance of their breasts.

More about breast reconstructive breast surgery

If you’re planning to undergo breast reconstruction surgery, it is always best to consult with a good and reputable breast surgeon particularly before undergoing a mastectomy. You can have your breast surgeon to work with your mastectomy surgeon and plan the operation for the best possible results. The breast reconstruction cost can be fairly significant and can be a lot higher than most other types of breast surgery operations. Financing is always an option for many reputable breast surgeons. Still, many choose to wait which is not always a bad thing as it gives the body ample time to recover and validate the results of the mastectomy operation.

Why consider breast reconstruction?

Women can decide to undergo breast reconstruction surgery for many reasons outside mastectomy and breast cancer:

• To achieve a more symmetrical shape for their breast and regain its natural form hindered by deformity or after suffering significant trauma or breast injury

• A permanent and more natural step up from having to use an external form or prosthesis for the breast

• Restore or improve a woman’s self-image and confidence in their appearance

As an invasive surgical procedure, breast reconstruction surgery is not without its risks and possible complications. In many cases, women often find much satisfaction and are much happier with the results of the operation, especially when performed by an accomplished and highly reputable breast surgeon. Of course, there are exceptions, most of the disappointments often stem from not having the right expectations out of the procedure.

Make sure that you undergo a thorough consultation with a good and highly experienced reconstructive breast surgeon – Dr Tavakoli can certainly help you with that! Call us today on 1300 368 107! When it comes to reconstructive breast surgery options, there are certainly a handful of options that you and your surgeon can consider and talk about with regards to planning for the best possible results. The process may involve multiple procedures which explain the typically much higher cost. Take the time to think things over and truly prepare yourself for breast reconstruction surgery and benefit from everything that the procedure has to offer!

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.