Benefits of Breast Reconstruction
Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer often feel overwhelmed and bombarded with far too much information to process. It is important that breast reconstruction is planned at the same time as cancer treatment. While not all women are candidates for immediate reconstruction (performed at the same time as the mastectomy or lumpectomy), most are - and should be fully informed about all the relevant facts before undergoing a mastectomy or lumpectomy.
There are many emotional, psychological, and physical benefits of reconstructive breast surgery. Studies have shown that women who have breast reconstruction after cancer experience an increase in feelings of self-worth and confidence. Women who have had breast reconstruction surgery report they have restored feelings of femininity and self-esteem.
Breast reconstruction restores the appearance and symmetry of both breasts. This allows women to regain the ability to wear some clothing that they would not have been able to before such as swimsuits, gowns, tank tops, and other revealing clothing.