At first you may be wearing a mask or have small tubes into your nose nasal cannulae to give you oxygen. You might feel dizzy and sluggish to begin with. You have a blood pressure cuff on your arm and a little clip on your finger to measure your pulse and oxygen level. Once you are more awake, your nurse will take you back to the ward. They will measure your blood pressure and check your dressings regularly.
Delayed Breast Reconstruction | UPMC Western Maryland Plastic Surgery
Breast reconstruction is usually an option for women who had a mastectomy due to breast cancer. A reconstruction often involves a sequence of operations rather that a single procedure. There are a number of choices when we plan your breast reconstruction. These choices depend on several aspects of your personal medical history. They include the timing of reconstruction which can be immediate or delayed, as well as the type of reconstruction. An immediate reconstruction is performed at the same time as your mastectomy. During an immediate reconstruction, I may be able to preserve some of your breast skin to give your breast a more natural appearance.
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When you arrive for your breast reconstruction procedure , you'll receive detailed instructions regarding your post-operative care routine. It's important that you follow these instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and the best possible results. Below is an overview of the post-operative routine you'll need to follow.