If you've inherited the genetic mutation that makes you high-risk for developing breast cancer, you may opt for a prophylactic mastectomy. According to breastcancer.org, women who carry this genetic mutation can reduce their breast cancer risk by 90 percent if they opt for a prophylactic mastectomy. After having this kind of mastectomy, women may choose prophylactic mastectomy reconstructive surgery. Dr. Anke Young, Dr. Christine Hodyl, and Dr. Mary Pronovost can help you determine if prophylactic mastectomy reconstructive surgery in Garden City, NY, or Trumbull, CT, is right for you.
Breast Reconstruction Options
After a prophylactic mastectomy, you have several breast reconstruction options. During the procedure, your surgeon will create a breast with an artificial implant, tissue taken from another area of your body, or a combination of both. Speak with a doctor about prophylactic mastectomy reconstructive surgery in the Garden City or Trumbull area. He or she will discuss which options will benefit your unique situation.
After Breast Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction typically leaves scars, but the scars will disappear as time goes by. After having this type of surgery, your clothes may fit better, your breasts will look more balanced when wearing a swimsuit, you may feel better about the way your body looks and you'll experience a boost in self-confidence.
Questions about Prophylactic Mastectomy Reconstruction
Prophylactic mastectomy reconstruction is serious surgery. You'll have many questions about the procedure and what to expect. Talk to your health care team so that you have a greater understanding of the surgery and how it will affect your life and overall health. Your doctor can provide you with a wealth of information concerning this type of mastectomy and the reconstructive surgery needed to reshape your breasts. Your doctor may also be able to get you in contact with other women who have had this kind of reconstructive surgery. Other women who have experienced this procedure can provide you with the emotional support you need.
Schedule Your Appointment
Do you need prophylactic mastectomy reconstructive surgery in the Garden City or Trumbull area? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Anke Young, Dr. Christine Hodyl, or Dr. Mary Pronovost. Our skilled physicians can provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about this kind of reconstructive surgery. Schedule your appointment today by calling 516-742-3404.