Qualifications for Breast Reconstruction
We do many chest surgeries and despite the number we do, one thing we never forget is that it is an actual surgery. Therefore, it demands only the best in terms of preparation, research, technology, performance, and bedside manner. In order to undergo this extensive process, the patient must meet certain criteria in terms of physical and mental qualifications, plus readiness. After meeting these qualifications, the patient will be ready to move forward with breast reconstructive surgery.
This surgery involves opening up the chest and adding additional elements to the body. Therefore, complications are a possibility. A complication can put the body at odds with healing and make it impossible for the patient to recover fully. Fortunately, a complication is the exception rather than the rule. When a patient comes into the office, we will ask them about their health history, so we know how to deal with problems such as both types of diabetes or heart issues. We might also suggest that the patient lose weight before undergoing a breast reconstruction. The stronger the heart and the more controlled the health issues, the more likely a patient will have a smooth procedure with great results.
The reconstruction process also demands that a patient be prepared to adhere to strict follow-up guidelines. These guidelines are set in place by Dr. Franckle in order to promote a healthy overall recovery as well as an optimal settling of the implants. It is imperative that patients stick to the guidelines in terms of taking prescriptions, eating clean, and keeping follow-up visits.