Breast reconstruction is an important component in the multidisciplinary team approach to the treatment of the breast cancer patient. The goal of these procedures is restoration of body contour, promotion of a healthy body image, and the provision of the positive psychological benefits that have been demonstrated in breast reconstruction patients. While an exact restoration of the missing breast is not possible, the restoration of a pleasing degree of symmetry is a realistic goal that enables the breast cancer patient to take an additional positive step in her recovery process.
Candidates for breast reconstruction should have the following characteristics:
- Good general physical and mental health
- Reasonable body weight
- An absence of metastatic disease
- A minimal chance of radiation after the reconstruction is performed
- Realistic expectations
If you are interested in breast reconstruction and would like to learn more about options available to you, please call Bowers Plastic Surgery at 336-907-7980 or Contact Us to arrange a consultation with Dr. David Bowers.