The diagnosis of breast cancer is one of the most devastating in all medicine. One day life is normal, the next patients are being asked to make critical decisions about surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and reconstruction. Reconstructive surgery of the breast has always been an area of special interest to us. The work is gratifying and the changes in patients (and families) lives are often dramatic.
During the preoperative process we spend a great deal of time discussing the suitability, timing, techniques and staging of breast reconstruction.
The ASPS web site has a wealth of information regarding these procedures. I invite you to visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to see this information
Time in surgery: Varies
Time off from work: Varies