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What does it feel like after breast reconstruction surgery?

Numbness following mastectomy and reconstruction surgery is common. During surgery, nerves that supply feeling to the chest are removed in addition to breast tissue, and although some sensation can return, the numbness is usually permanent. Restoring sensation has not been a focus of breast reconstructive surgery until recently. Fortunately, there are some newer techniques that are available that may help restore that sensation that may be worth discussing with the surgeon.

Are there two stages for bilateral breast reconstruction?

How is the first stage of breast reconstruction performed?

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

Are two stages of bilateral breast reconstruction necessary?

* 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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