2nd Phase Breast Reconstruction – What to Expect

Breast cancer survivor Nalie Agustin takes us through her second phase breast reconstruction in this video shared in May 2015.

Studies have shown that restorative breast surgery is essential to a breast cancer survivor’s complete physical and emotional recovery. Read more about it here. 

“Tissue expander OUT, implants IN!”

Nalie had to wait 14 months after her mastectomy before she could undergo her second phase breast reconstruction — but she is rather pleased with the results.  She talks to you less than 24 hours after surgery, still very sore from the surgery but smiling anyway and hoping to lessen fears among women who are awaiting similar procedures.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center pioneered the use of Botox injections to reduce pain in breast reconstruction surgeries for women who have undergone mastectomies. Read the story from 2014 here.

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