Breast Reconstruction/Difficult Cases

 Background
 Classfication Of Reonstruction Cases
 Patient Concerns and Planning
 Preparing for Surgery
 The Operation
 Recovery
 At Home
 Office Visits and Follow-up
 Outcome and Complications
 Case Histories (Before and After)

AT HOME
You will recover in a familiar environment at home where you can take any prescribed or dispensed medication, and have a responsible person watch over you for at least one evening. A ride to the office is mandatory when seen 1-5 days following operation. Phone calls to and from the doctors office will help insure no problems are developing. It may be difficult to sleep at first since you may be accustomed to reclining on your side. The center of the back may be sore if implants were replaced or reinserted behind the chest muscles. Some pressure can be experienced. Walking and drinking fluids is imperative. Drain tubes the size of linguini pasta are ordinarily inserted through the dressings and inside the breasts so that normal fluids can pass safely to the outside and avert accumulation of serum and blood. unexpected collection of these fluids can lead to reoperation. It is best to remain as calm as possible and not exert oneself after major surgery.