After a mastectomy or a lumpectomy procedure, many women feel anxious, and sad due to the loss of a part of their body and therefore choose to have the shape of the removed breast rebuilt. Belgravia Medical Centre’s Chief Surgeon Dr. Charalambos Lemonas is an experienced specialist in Breast Reconstruction, dedicated to giving you back your confidence and self esteem.
What is more, Dr. Lemonas is combining his superior expertise with the latest medical techniques and achieves the creation of a breast that looks natural and matches the existing one. Thus, your silhouette will be once again whole and without long jagged scars that impact your self image. Breasts can be rebuilt with the use of implants (saline or silicone) or autologous tissue (tissue transplanted from another part of your body).
The timing of Breast Reconstruction is based on your desires, condition and treatment. You can have it done during the same operation that removes the breast or months later. In case you have started chemotherapy or radiation treatments, it is advisable to postpone breast reconstructions until you complete them. Dr. Lemonas will explain you the procedure in detail and help you decide the right timing for you.
Before Breast Reconstruction
Belgravia Medical Centre and Dr. Lemonas believe in transparency and take your health seriously.
During your initial consultation, our team of plastic surgeons describes in detail and discusses in length the breast reconstruction procedure with you. We listen to your preferences, evaluate them and ensure that your wishes are compatible with your lifestyle and medical history. It goes without saying that during initial consultation our team of experts will answer every question you might have.
Initial consultation includes topics such as discussion on your desires and expectations, medical conditions and allergies, use of medication, alcohol and tobacco and previous surgeries.
Afterwards, Dr. Lemonas will evaluate your general health status, discuss the options available to you and the likely outcomes, examine and measure your body and show you before and after photographs of past patients who have undergone the same surgery as the one you want. This way we ensure that you have a complete understanding of the results you will attain.
After the procedure
You are not taking your journey to self confidence alone. Dr. Lemonas and his team support you 100% before, during and after your procedure. Your preoperative visit takes place one week before surgery and during it we will provide you a handout with specific instructions to follow after the operation. These include postoperative care at home and prescriptions for medications.
The time it takes to recover depends on the reconstruction technique and varies between individuals. Generally, patients recover four weeks after surgery and can return to normal activities in a couple of months.
It goes without saying that we design a schedule of follow up appointments to closely monitor your progress and make your recovery fast and easy.
Talk to the Doctor
If you would like more information on this procedure or you want to schedule a no obligation consultation appointment, the team of Belgravia Medical Centre will be happy to help you. Dr. Lemonas is always eager to ensure that all your questions will be answered and all your concerns addressed.
Feel free to contact us.