As a woman and a surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation on Long Island, I know the value of feeling confident about your breasts and body.
Although the most important decision for breast cancer patients is what approach they will take to fight the cancer, many women are faced with yet another decision: Do they want to have breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy?
At Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, we offer several approaches to breast reconstruction, including:
Using your body’s own tissue to reconstruct the breast
Using tissue expanders to gradually create room for implants
Placing saline or silicone breast implants at the time of mastectomy.
My work with breast reconstruction patients has included research into the decisions women face regarding breast reconstruction, an issue that has recently garnered a lot of attention because of actress Angelina Jolie’s decision to get reconstruction after a preventive double mastectomy. I have found in my research and in my own experience as a surgeon that many women feel a sense of loss following mastectomy, as well as a sense of not having fully beaten cancer. Breast reconstruction can help women feel whole again and help them put the cancer experience behind them. Of course, breast reconstruction depends on many factors, but these can be addressed during a personal consultation where an experienced surgeon can guide you on your path to wellness and beauty.