Breast cancer makes women caught in endless suffering, in order to prolong life, many patients, especially with early breast cancer, are forced to make a decision of receiving breast surgery.
Actually breasts are symbol of female identity; integrate breasts are byword of female glamour, but also represent the basic dignity of women. Mastectomy can save life, but for some women, however, it is equivalent to forever loss of the dignity of women. Up to a quarter of patients suffer from depression, stand away from crowd and are unwilling to participate in social activities. They lack of self-confidence and cannot dare to swim;dare to have sports;dare to enjoy hot springs;dare to wear formal attire;dare to let their partners see their bodies.
When decide to reconstruct your breasts after discussing with your doctor, you may need to know the following contents: If you are suitable for breast reconstruction? When will be better for you to take the operation? Which breast reconstruction operation will be more economical, effective and suitable for you? Breast reconstruction is usually applied in the early stage of breast cancer, which can be done simultaneously when the patient is having the resection. This is called simultaneously modified radical mastectomy reconstruction, also called immediate reconstruction. It has become one of major trends of breast reconstruction. Reconstruction can also be applied in a few weeks, months or years later, which is called "delayed reconstruction”.
1.Deputy Director of Oncology Department
2.Former Deputy director of Heilongjiang Provincial Cancer Institute of Chinese Medical Association
3.Chief Physicians, Professors and Master Instructors of Surgical Oncology
4.Attending physician of Medical Cosmetology
Until now, Prof. Wang Xin has successfully saved the life of many patients and helped breast cancer patients avoid the pain of losing their breast, which has been highly spoken of by both people in the medical field and also patients.
You have achieved the initial victory of fighting against breast cancer, and the reconstructed breasts are almost the same as before and there is not much difference.
Know precautions in the hospital and at home, including sports, travel, nutritious diet and psychological care, helping you restore the body as quick as possible.Always remember that every day of a new life is better than the day before, and scars will fade and surgery is just a memory of your past.
Hospitalization after surgery (within 2 to 4 weeks)
After all the surgery procedures finished, you may feel a little tired and pain. Doctor will give you some medicines to reduce discomfort which will gradually disappear 24~48 hours after surgery. You need to stay in hospital for 6 to 8 days. During this period, some precautions you should know as follows:
Within 48 hours, you should take liquid foods, such as milk, fruits juice, fish soup, etc
Stop smoking or secondhand smoke for nicotine causes vasoconstriction.
Reconstructed breast will have swelling which will begin to subside after one week.