Is there an advantageous difference between immediate and delayed breast reconstruction surgery? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each one?
Immediate breast reconstruction is performed immediately after mastectomy (breast removal) and has the advantage for the patient who avoids the psychological shock of missing one breast when waking up from surgery while automatically decreasing the number of surgical procedures required; moreover, there is a better cosmetic result and less scarring as the specialist can work with the available skin in the breast area. Delayed reconstruction has different advantages and one disadvantage: the patient can think through the breast reconstruction procedure and better analyze the situation for a longer period of time, exploring their choices; the setback is that with delayed breast reconstruction, the mastectomy area has already healed, and the skin is left thin and sensitive, the surgeons having to stretch the skin for better implant coverage, meaning a longer post-surgical downtime.
Whatever the possibilities in breast reconstruction, the specialists at Renew Skin &Health Clinic in Leamington Spa can recommend the best solution and help you achieve the expected optimal results!
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