Correspondence to. This study evaluated the quality of life and physical, psychological, and social aspects of patients who underwent mastectomy and immediate or delayed breast reconstruction. The World Health Organization Quality of Life survey was used to conduct a cross-sectional study to evaluate patient quality of life. Keywords: Quality of life.
What a Plastic Surgeon Wants You to Know About Breast Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction surgery: Options and what to expect
Breast reconstruction can help restore the look and feel of the breast after a mastectomy. The surgery is done by a plastic surgeon. Breast reconstruction can be done at the same time as the mastectomy "immediate" or at a later date "delayed". Discuss your options with your plastic surgeon, breast surgeon and oncologist and your radiation oncologist if you are having radiation therapy.
Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Women undergoing a mastectomy for breast cancer already have a lot to manage in regard to treatment and recovery. Beyond monitoring their health, they must also weigh a decision that could alter their appearance and quality of life after cancer treatment: whether to have breast reconstruction surgery — and, if they do, which type to choose. The procedure can have physical and mental implications for patients whose cancerous breasts are surgically removed. Which is why women and their doctors should have a wide-ranging discussion about options, timing and risks, says Momoh.