Mental Health Impacts of Mastectomies and How Breast Augmentations Can Give You Your Confidence Back

Mental Health Impacts of Mastectomies and How Breast Augmentations Can Give You Your Confidence Back

A mastectomy is a major, important, and often life-saving surgery. At the same time, the procedure can also draw up negative emotions, from stress and anxiety to reduced body confidence. A breast augmentation can help turn those negative aspects around, whether you opt for identical reconstruction or an updated look.

At Renaissance Plastic Surgery in Plano, Texas, Dr. Jeff Angobaldo offers breast augmentation using the most advanced available tools and techniques to create beautiful, natural-looking results.

Take a few moments to learn about the mental health impact of mastectomies and ways breast augmentation can help you regain your confidence.

How mastectomies impact mental health

Whether you have a mastectomy as part of your treatment for breast cancer, or preventively, due to high risk for the disease, it can take a toll on your emotional well-being. Breast cancer is already quite stressful on your body and mind, and for many women, losing part or all of one or both breasts exacerbates matters. 

A mastectomy may draw up feelings of:

How breast augmentation can help

While chronic or severe mental health challenges should be addressed with a qualified psychological expert, breast augmentation helps restore lost confidence and self-esteem for women. 

During your surgery, Dr. Angobaldo can restore the shape and size of your breasts or alter them to your liking. If you’ve been bothered by asymmetry, for example, he can create a look you’re happier with. You can also choose a smaller or larger size than you previously had. 

A study involving 106 people undergoing breast cancer treatment showed that immediate breast reconstruction can significantly reduce distress related to mastectomies. In other words, the sooner you’re able to have your desired procedure the better, as far as your emotional ease is concerned.

Rather than feel as though you’ve lost something — or more than already have — to breast cancer, you can rest easier knowing that your breasts are as you wish them to be. As a result, you may feel more confident, less anxious, and less stressed. 

Getting started

At Renaissance Plastic Surgery, your breast augmentation process will start with a consultation. There, Dr. Angobaldo will explain your options and help you decide on the type, size, and shape of your implants. You can choose between implants consisting of silicone gel within a silicone shell and saline-filled implants, for example. He’ll also describe the basics of the procedure and recovery process so that you can make an informed decision. 

To learn more about reconstructive or cosmetic breast augmentation or get started, call Renaissance Plastic Surgery or send us a message through our website to schedule a consultation. 

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