Who makes an ideal candidate for breast reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is a personal decision for each woman. The best way to tell if the procedure is right for you is to undergo an in-depth consultation with Dr. Sofonio, who can answer all your questions and discuss the options that are right for your body. Ideal candidates for breast reconstruction are free from any pressing medical issues, and they have a positive, realistic outlook towards their results.
What will my recovery entail?
After surgery, it is common to experience swelling, bruising, tenderness, and discomfort. For flap surgery patients, this will occur not only in the chest but also at the donor regions. The doctor will ensure you are comfortable during your recovery by providing prescriptions for pain medications. You will be fitted with a support bra, which can help reduce swelling and keep your new sculpted breasts intact. Within a few days of your surgery, you can begin taking gentle walks to improve your circulation. Dr. Sofonio will present you with a detailed aftercare plan and will meet with you for regular follow-up visits.