Women who need to reconstruct their breasts after surgical procedures such as the mastectomy will want to take time to speak to a skilled plastic surgeon in their community. Dr. Jessica Belz of San Antonio, TX is here to help women restore their sense of self and their confidence.
What is breast reconstruction surgery?
Breast reconstruction surgery is a surgical procedure that helps rebuild the breast after mastectomy or other trauma to the breast. This surgery can involve using implants, your own tissue (called flap surgery), or a combination of both.
What are the benefits of breast reconstruction?
Some of the advantages of undergoing breast reconstruction surgery include:
- Restoring your appearance and self-confidence
- Improving your quality of life
- Reducing the stress and anxiety that can come with mastectomy
- Helping to restore body image
- Providing a sense of closure after a traumatic experience
How is breast reconstruction surgery performed?
There are a variety of different surgical techniques that can be used for breast reconstruction. Dr. Jessica Belz will discuss the best option for you. Generally, the surgery will involve creating a breast mound using implants or your own tissue, and then recreating the nipple and areola to restore the appearance of the breasts.
What is the recovery time for breast reconstruction?
The recovery time for breast reconstruction varies depending on the type of surgery you have. Most women take about six weeks to recover. However, it is important to speak with your surgeon about her specific recommendations. Following the aftercare instructions from Dr. Jessica Belz can also reduce recovery time and reduce the risk of complications.
How do I learn more about breast reconstruction?
Dr. Jessica Belz of San Antonio, TX is a dedicated provider who offers a wide selection of body procedures for both men and women. If you have undergone a mastectomy or other procedure and would like to reconstruct your breasts for a more feminine appearance, it’s time to make an appointment with a plastic surgeon to discuss your options. Call Jessica Belz at (210) 497-7100 to request a consultation visit with our team at 207 West Sunset Road. We are open to new and returning patients considering plastic surgery procedures for the body.