Breast reconstruction is a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure if you have lost a breast.
After losing a breast to cancer or other condition, the creation of a new breast can dramatically improve your self-image, self-confidence and quality of life. Breast reconstruction is a good option for you if you are able to cope well with your diagnosis and treatment, if you do not have additional medical conditions that may impair healing, and you have a positive outlook and realistic goals for restoring your body image.
In your initial consultation, Dr. Kevitch, Dr. Chung or Dr. Jan will explain in detail the procedure, your options, and the risks associated with surgery. Our practice sees patients from across the region, not only in the Lehigh Valley but from Phillipsburg, NJ to Reading, PA. Our physicians have hospital admitting privileges in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Quakertown
It’s important to understand that a reconstructed breast will not have the same sensation and feel as the breast it replaces. Incision lines will always be present on the breast, whether from reconstruction or mastectomy.
The final results of breast reconstruction can help lessen the physical and emotional impact of mastectomy. Over time, some sensation may return, and scar lines will improve. Most women feel that reconstruction following mastectomy improves their quality of life and their ability to look and feel whole.
It is important to remember that careful monitoring of breast health through self-exam, mammography and other diagnostic techniques is essential to your long-term health.