What is delayed breast reconstruction?


Delayed Breast Reconstruction is a term to describe breast reconstruction surgery that is done after some interval. Ideally the breast reconstruction is supposed to be done right after the breast surgery as it minimizes the chances of loss of self-image and self-confidence and allows the patient to feel normal again, not only this the immediate breast reconstruction allows the patient to minimize the risk of growing chest related problems as well.

Why Delayed Breast reconstruction?

According to famous doctor Gedge Rasson, 80% of the delayed breast reconstruction patients are those who

  • Cannot find a good surgeon for reconstruction
  • Hopeless to get natural feel
  • Can’t decide the best shape/size for reconstruction
  • Worried about the diagnosis and its management
  • Worried about the cost.

If you have undergone mastectomy or have suffered breast disease for a long time then delayed breast reconstruction is a ray of hope for you. Not only it returns the natural look and feel but also allows the patient to choose the beast shape, size and feel!

Pros of Delayed Reconstruction

Delayed Breast Reconstruction means living incomplete life; it is evident that after mastectomy, the patient loses self confidence and it becomes impossible to live and feel natural again. With Delayed Breast Reconstruction, even the mastectomy patients of decades ago can regain their self confidence and self image without causing any problem in their body.

Sometimes, it’s better to wait to choose the right size and shape of the breast and with delayed breast reconstruction, the patient can choose the right reconstruction method after taking opinions.

Delayed Breast reconstruction is also an option if the patient is under complications due to other health related issues.

The delayed breast reconstruction is sometimes considered as the most appropriate option in some cases especially if patient is planning to undergo pregnancy in near future. Undergoing pregnancy isn’t advised after the reconstruction as it initiates the hormonal change in the body that leads to change in shape and size of the breast.

Cons of Delayed Reconstruction

The delayed breast reconstruction causes loss of confidence in some patients as the life and body feels incomplete. The delay may cause the body to develop some chest infections including complications in surgery if delay is too long. Minor pain maybe felt after delayed breast reconstruction and in some cases the swelling and itching may arise right after the surgery.


Breast Reconstruction boosts the self confidence and self image of the patient, it doesn’t matter if it’s done immediately or delayed; it yields good results.

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Written By: Dr. Ken Arashiro

Dr. Ken is one of the best-known cosmetic surgeons in the world. As extremely dedicated surgeon, this has ensured he has work in the most acclaimed clinics throughout the world. At the moment, he is offering his services in Dubai Cosmetic Surgery as a visiting surgeon, with a view to relocating to Dubai in the coming years.

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