Breast reconstruction procedures in Lancaster and Preston are performed by leading Consultant, Plastic, Re-constructive and Aesthetic Surgeon Stuart McKirdy covering Lancashire and Cumbria. Breast reconstruction involves recreating the breast to match the remaining natural breast as closely as possible. The main aim is to recreate the breast shape and volume, either at the same time as the mastectomy, or at a later date. One of the first choices confronting patients is whether to undergo immediate or delayed reconstruction. Immediate reconstruction is performed during the same operation as the mastectomy. Delayed reconstruction occurs once a patient has fully recovered from a mastectomy (usually after several months).
The benefits of immediate reconstruction are:
Better cosmetic results
The skin of the breast can be preserved
Smaller breast scars
Only one anaesthetic and recovery period
Only one stay in hospital
No period of time without a breast
The benefits of delayed reconstruction are:
Staggered surgery, resulting in an easier and shorter recovery following each procedure
Time to consider whether reconstruction is right for you without delaying the cancer treatment
Less to deal with at once.
If you are considering a breast reconstruction procedure and you live within the catchment areas of Lancashire or Cumbria, call Lindsey to book your initial meeting with Stuart at our Lancaster and Preston consulting rooms.
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