Breast reconstruction decisions are about more than clinical information. Your individual body, life, habits, emotional wellbeing, and more can and should play a vital role in what you and your surgical team choose to do. Implant breast reconstruction is typically staged in nature. Revision procedures following implant reconstruction can improve contour and symmetry while helping to minimize any discomfort or pain related to the original mastectomy. This segment focuses on the clinical considerations doctors take into account when advising patients on revision surgery after implant reconstruction.
Your Voice, Your Choice is a video series created with support from the Plastic Surgery Foundation’s Breast Reconstruction Awareness Grant that aims to offer a window into the breast reconstruction decision-making process via firsthand accounts from patients and physician retrospectives that dig into the minutiae of each type of procedure.