Decyzja o rekonstrukcji piersi
Once you’ve decided to move ahead with having reconstruction, you and your doctor need to decide which procedure is most suitable for you. You’ll also need to decide when to perform the reconstruction, whether immediately along with the mastectomy, or at a later time after all cancer treatments are done. You’ll also need to decide if you want the healthy breast altered to better match the reconstructed breast in size and shape. Finally you’ll need to decide whether you want your nipple and areola reconstructed and whether you want nipple tattooing in order to match the color.
These are a lot of decisions to make.
MAKING YOUR DECISIONS
There are a lot of things to think about when making your choices about breast reconstruction. In addition to medical reasons to choose one option over another, there are also your personal values and preferences.
Questions to ask:
If you think you might want to have breast reconstruction because you have had, or are about to have, breast surgery due to breast cancer, it’s a good idea to mention this before you have a mastectomy or lumpectomy. You don’t have to make a definite decision at this stage, but it will help the surgeon to plan your initial surgery.