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Breast Cancer Implant Surgery with Dr. Mendieta

A breast cancer fight is not easy. After a mastectomy, you can reconstruct your breast with breast implant surgery. You can opt for immediate reconstruction after the mastectomy or wait until you are ready. 

What are Breast Implants?

Breast implants are prosthetic medical devices used to reshape or alter the size of breasts. Breast reconstruction with implants can help boost your confidence after a mastectomy because the procedure gives you full, natural-looking breasts.

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How Do Breast Implants Work?

Breast implants are an augmentation procedure that produces firm, perky, and soft breasts. There are two breast implant options – the under-muscle breast implants, where the implant gets contained by your breast muscles and under the chest. The surgery outcome is safe so long as you are having your procedure with a  board certified breast implant surgeon.

With breast implants after a mastectomy, the surgeon reconstructs the affected breast to resemble the remaining natural breast. On the other hand, breast implants after double mastectomy can require a new breast design; depending on the available breast tissues.

How Long Does Breast Implant Surgery Take?

The length of a breast implant procedure varies between patients because it is case-specific. It can last between one to several hours.

Mammogram with Breast Implant

You can still have regular mammograms. The technologist pushes the implant away from your breast tissue during the procedure. You will experience minimal discomfort. 

Breast Implant Sizing

There are different implant sizes and shapes. Your surgeon designs the breast implant according to your requirements, available breast tissue after the mastectomy, and other relevant factors.

Is It Dangerous to Get Breast Implants?

A breast implant surgery, like any other surgical procedure, has risks. However, these potential issues are significantly reduced when you have a qualified, experienced, and board certified breast surgeon handling the operation.

Problems with breast implants after mastectomy include:

Do Breast Implants Need to be Replaced?

Breast implants can last from 10 to 20 years with proper care. Gummy bear implants tend to last longer than traditional saline and silicone implants. You can remove the implants before their expiration date if you develop pain under breast implant after mastectomy. The pain should be at a minimum threshold two weeks post-surgery. At this point, you should function without pain medication.

Your surgeon will recommend removing breast implants after mastectomy if you develop breast implant complications, such as: 

  • The pain and discomfort worsens
  • Your implants rapture
  • Your body rejects the implant by launching an autoimmune attack. 

Recovery from Breast Implants after Mastectomy

The quality of your healing journey impacts the surgery’s success. Ensure you get plenty of rest in the first eight weeks. Eat nutritious meals and drink plenty of fluids to speed up wound healing. Have a caregiver to handle your workload and take care of your mental health.

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Breast Implant Pain

Breast implant surgery becomes painful because of poor implant placement, capsular contracture, infection, inadequate post-surgery care, and a ruptured implant. A qualified plastic surgeon makes minimal surgical mistakes. They will also instruct you and your caregiver on the appropriate care as you recuperate.

How to Sleep Comfortably with Breast Implants

Sleep on your back and elevate your head on a pillow. The sleep position reduces fluid build-up and excessive pressure on the chest. It also keeps you from damaging your incisions.

The Average Cost for Breast Implants in Miami

Breast implant surgery costs between $4000 to $8000 in Miami. There is no standard charge because each plastic surgery practice has its pricing criteria.

Does Insurance Cover Breast Implants after a Mastectomy?

Insurance providers will cover breast implants surgery after a mastectomy. Analyze which provider has the best offers to get the most out of the coverage.

Dr. Mendieta and his team at 4Beauty understand the difficulty with breast cancer and the uncertainties of getting aesthetic surgery. We are here to answer all of your questions about breast implants after your mastectomy; and to help you feel more at ease with whatever decision you choose to make. Call us today at 305-860-0717 or simply contact us online.

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