Breast Resensation Surgery
In Charlotte, NC

Are you considering breast surgery?

It is important to understand all the aspects of the procedures you are interested in. Approximately 85% of women report experiencing either pain, numbness, or a combination of both following their breast surgery. The good news is that there is a solution – breast resensation surgery.

What is Breast Resensation Surgery?

Breast Resensation Surgery is a revolutionary procedure aimed at restoring sensation to the breast after mastectomy or other breast surgeries that have resulted in loss of feeling. Unlike traditional reconstructive surgeries that focus mainly on the aesthetic appearance of the breast, breast resensation goes a step further by attempting to bring back the sensory feedback lost during surgery. 

This innovative technique involves the meticulous reconnection of nerves that were severed or damaged during the initial breast surgery, using nerve grafts or nerve repair techniques. By focusing on the neurotization of the breast, surgeons can potentially re-establish the neural pathways necessary for sensation. This aspect of recovery is critical for many women, as it not only enhances their physical recovery but also plays a significant role in their emotional and psychological healing process. 

Breast resensation surgery represents a significant advancement in the field of breast reconstruction and offers new hope for patients seeking a more complete sense of recovery after undergoing breast surgery.

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What is the Recovery for Breast Resensation Surgery?

Recovery from breast resensation surgery varies depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure. Typically, patients can expect a recovery period that ranges from a few weeks to one month . Initially, you may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the surgical area, which can be managed with medication prescribed by your surgeon. It is important to follow all post-operative care instructions provided by your healthcare team to ensure optimal healing. Most patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for a certain period to avoid complications.
The timeline for the return of sensation to the breast is not immediate and can vary widely among patients. Some may start to notice improvements in sensation within a few months, while for others, it may take up to a year or more. Regular follow-up visits with your surgeon will be crucial to monitor your progress and manage any concerns that arise during your recovery. Remember, the goal of breast resensation surgery is not just the restoration of physical appearance but also the return of sensation, enhancing both your physical and emotional well-being following breast surgery.

Smoking can result in significant complications, including wound healing problems due to the decrease in circulation to the skin. As a result, we ask all patients undergoing breast reconstruction surgery to quit smoking prior and after surgery.

Is Breast Resensation Surgery Covered by Insurance?

Navigating the realm of insurance coverage for breast resensation surgery can be complex. Typically, insurance policies vary significantly between providers and plans. Generally, if the initial breast surgery was covered under insurance due to a medical necessity, such as a mastectomy following breast cancer, there’s a possibility that breast resensation surgery may also be covered as part of the reconstructive process. However, it is crucial to consult with your insurance provider directly to understand the specific details of your coverage. In some cases, documentation from your healthcare provider explaining the necessity of the procedure for your recovery may be required to secure coverage.

Choosing the Right Surgeon for Your Breast Resensation Surgery

Selecting the ideal surgeon for your breast resensation surgery is a pivotal decision that impacts your recovery journey and the overall success of the procedure. Look for a board-certified plastic surgeon with specialized training and considerable experience in nerve repair and breast reconstruction. It’s crucial to evaluate the surgeon’s track record, seeking out patient testimonials and before-and-after photos that demonstrate their expertise in achieving both aesthetic and sensory restoration. 

During your consultation, assess the surgeon’s approachability, willingness to answer questions, and ability to provide a clear, comprehensive plan tailored to your needs. A surgeon who collaborates closely with you, understanding your expectations and concerns, will significantly contribute to a positive surgical outcome. Additionally, consider the surgical facility’s accreditation and the support team’s proficiency, as these factors are equally important in ensuring a safe and conducive environment for your recovery. Remember, Dr. Haque at Queen City Plastic Surgery not only showcases the technical skill essential for breast resensation surgery but also deeply connects with your personal journey, aiming to reinstate not merely sensation but your confidence and overall quality of life as well.

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