What is Breast Reconstruction?

Category: Surgeries

Most popular types: TRAM flap with abdominal mesh

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Breast reconstruction is a type of surgery for women who have had a breast removed (mastectomy). The surgery rebuilds the breast so that it is about the same size and shape as it was before.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Breast cancer 45 20
Double vision (diplopia) 1 0
Hematoma in chest 1 3
Stiffness after session 1 0
Tingling near implant 1 0

Show all 6 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
9
Mild
6
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Breast Reconstruction

Side effect Patients
Pain 6
Numbness 3
Seroma 2
Skin necrosis 2
Abdominal cramps 1
Burning sensation in skin 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having Breast Reconstruction

Dosage Patients
one time 1

Duration

Currently having Breast Reconstruction

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped having Breast Reconstruction

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 38
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 14
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Breast Reconstruction.