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Overcoming the Trauma of Breast Loss

No woman wants to lose a breast, but sometimes it's necessary. The physical, mental, and emotional pain can be overwhelming. But there is hope. Our expert team is here ( Breast Cancer Thrivers )  to help guide you through the process, because of course we have been through it . I have gathered a bunch of women I met via social to write a few about their journey so this is not only my blog but who ever wants to share their story . Here's some things that helped us.

Preparing for Surgery

Assessing your Options

Double or single mastectomy? Reconstructive surgery? Our team will help you weigh your options.

Emotional Preparation

Our mental health specialists will help you get ready and deal with any anxiety or depression.

Physical Preparation

We will provide you with a customized exercise and nutrition plan to get you in top shape for surgery and recovery.

Surviving the Surgery

Before

Our experienced surgeons will walk you through every step of the procedure and answer any questions you may have. We also provide a detailed list of pre-surgery instructions to ensure the best outcome.

During

You will be under anesthesia during the procedure. Our team of highly skilled surgeons will perform the surgery with the utmost care and precision.

After

Our specialized recovery team will ensure that you are comfortable, pain-free, and healing properly. We are there with you every step of the way to get you back to feeling like yourself again.

Life Without Breasts

Learning to Love Yourself

Our expert women's health professionals will help you navigate through the challenges of breast cancer and guide you to finding self-confidence.

Social Support Systems

We are here with both group and one-on-one support. We have peer support groups available and individual counseling services to help you adjust to your life post mastectomy.

Wellness

We offer a range of fitness and wellness programs tailored specifically for breast cancer survivors. Join one of our classes to connect with other women and prioritize your health.

Options For Reconstruction

Breast Implants

The traditional route with implants has been a popular option for years. The procedure is low risk and can be an effective option for many.

Tissue Flap Procedures

If you prefer natural options, autologous procedures like the TRAM and DIEP flap take tissue from skin and fat of another part of your body and use it to reconstruct your breast. Our surgeons are experts in these procedures.

What to Expect During Recovery

Immediately After

You will be able to stay at the hospital for a day or two until the doctors and nurses are comfortable with your level of recovery. You will be given medication to help manage pain and swelling.

First Month

You will need to take some time off work and may need assistance during this first month following surgery. You will be asked to avoid certain activities like lifting over 5 pounds or any exercises that engage the chest muscles.

Long-Term

Your recovery will depend on what type of reconstruction you undergo and how well you follow your doctor's instructions. Full recovery can take anywhere from six months to a year.

Maintaining Optimal Health and Wellness

Nurture your Body and Mind

Regular meditation, yoga, massage, and acupuncture sessions along with a healthier eating plan can help with your general wellbeing and internal peace.

Relaxation and Adventure

Travel, spend time with loved ones, and do things that bring you joy. Reduce life stressors to stay healthy and clear-headed. Your time is now, enjoy it.

Stay Active

Physical activities like walking, dancing, and swimming will help you keep your cardiovascular health on track. Make sure to clear exercise with your medical team before starting any fitness programs.

Let Us Support You

Dedicated Staff

Our staff is committed to providing the best care possible before, during, and after your surgery.

Round-the-Clock Support

We have an after-hours hotline available to answer any questions or concerns you may have at any time of the day or night. No question is too small.

Peer Connections

Join us for our weekly patient gatherings where you can get support from others who have gone through similar experiences.

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