Craig Colville, M.D., F.A.C.S.
John Zavell, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Toledo breast reconstruction cosmetic surgery for post-mastectomy recovery.

Reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other disease is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures done today. New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come close in form and appearance to matching a natural breast. For women in Toledo, breast reconstruction plastic surgery can help restore their appearance and lift their spirits.

The best candidates are women whose cancer, as far as can be determined, has been eliminated by mastectomy or lumpectomy.

Length of Breast Reconstruction Plastic Surgery

Our Toledo breast reconstruction surgery takes 3 to 5 hours.

Anesthesia Requirements for Breast Reconstruction Plastic Surgery

General anesthesia is used during surgery.

Toledo Breast Reconstruction Plastic Surgery

Breast reconstruction surgery is performed as inpatient surgery.

Side Effects of Breast Reconstruction Plastic Surgery

Loss of sensation in the breast is possible; however, some feeling may return.

Risks of Breast Reconstruction Plastic Surgery

Excessive scar tissue, bleeding, fluid collection, scarring that will fade over time, and flap failure are possible risks of breast reconstruction surgery.

Recovery from Breast Reconstruction Plastic Surgery

It may take up to 6 weeks to recover from a combined mastectomy and reconstruction. Overhead lifting, strenuous activity and light exercise may be resumed after 3 to 6 weeks after surgery.

Call us at 419.534.6551 to schedule your consultation.
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