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How long does it take to recover from breast reconstruction surgery?

It takes about 6 to 8 weeks to recover physically after breast reconstruction surgery. After that, most women can start getting back to normal activities. However, breast cancer survivors will often experience a myriad of emotions, and getting back to normal life may trigger those. Feeling anxiety, depression, or even post-traumatic stress is normal. It may be helpful to talk to a counselor or other women who have had breast cancer and breast reconstruction. They can help you walk through those emotions and how these changes to your body have affected you as a woman post-surgery. 

Are there two stages for bilateral breast reconstruction?

How is the first stage of breast reconstruction performed?

Are two stages of bilateral breast reconstruction necessary?

What does it feel like after breast reconstruction surgery?

* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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