There are many reasons that may lead a woman to this particular procedure. The most important are:
The development of better and safer techniques.
The medical community’s understanding that breast reconstruction does not cause metastasis and does not conceal any local recurrence.
The great number – nowadays – of good results.
Women’s persistence for reconstruction.
Where is the incision for implant insertion made?
There are many techniques which you may discuss with your Doctor. Each one of them has its advantages and disadvantages. An incision made in the inframammary fold allows very good access to the area underneath the breast and is used in many cases. An incision made at the top of the armpit allows very good access to the area underneath the muscle. An incision on the areola mammae delivers a very good aesthetic result but may jeopardise the breast’s sensitivity and future lactation.
Where will the scars be seen after surgery?
There are many techniques which you should discuss with the Doctor. Each one of them has its advantages and disadvantages. Scars may have the shape of a reversed T or a vertical scar may be seen underneath the lower part of the areola mammae in the inframammary fold, or, finally, there may be only one scar around the areola mammae. In any case, incisions will take their final shape within approximately 1 year.
Will I be able to breastfeed after surgery?
Some women are unable to breastfeed even without surgery. There are techniques that do not affect the breast’s milk ducts. This way future lactation is possible. However, it is very difficult to guarantee such result.