Four Benefits of ReSensation® After Mastectomy
Facing a mastectomy or lumpectomy can bring about concerns regarding the loss of feeling in the breasts. The physical and emotional side effects of these procedures can be challenging for many women. At Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA, Dr. Alex Mesbahi, a leading board-certified plastic surgeon in Washington, D.C., offers a groundbreaking solution called ReSensation. This innovative procedure aims to restore sensation in the breasts, helping patients regain a sense of femininity and reclaim their confidence. Below, we’ll discuss four key benefits of ReSensation after mastectomy and lumpectomy.
How does ReSensation help regain feeling after breast cancer surgery?
During breast cancer surgery, certain nerves may be damaged or severed, resulting in the loss of sensation in the breasts and nipples. ReSensation, however, has emerged as a breakthrough procedure that has helped many patients regain partial or total feeling in their breasts. By reconnecting severed nerves using allograft tissue, Dr. Mesbahi can restore nerve signals and enable patients to once again experience the sensations of touch, temperature, and more.
What are the benefits of ReSensation after breast cancer surgery?
Four of the primary benefits of using the ReSensation technique after mastectomy or lumpectomy include:
- Restoration of sensation and feeling in the breasts
- Enhanced feeling of femininity and self-confidence
- Improved overall well-being and body image
- Customized procedure to help meet individual needs and goals
When is ReSensation performed during breast reconstruction?
ReSensation can be performed during immediate breast reconstruction to minimize disruption in sensation. However, it can also be performed as part of delayed reconstruction, even years after a mastectomy or lumpectomy. The flexibility in timing allows patients to explore ReSensation as an option to regain feeling in their breasts and enhance their overall well-being.
What happens during the ReSensation procedure?
During a breast ReSensation procedure, Dr. Mesbahi carefully reconnects severed nerves using allograft tissue. Over time, as the nerves repair themselves, patients may begin to experience a return of feeling in their breasts. The restoration of touch, temperature, and other sensations can significantly improve the overall quality of life for individuals who have undergone breast cancer surgery.
How long does it take to regain feeling after ReSensation?
The timeline for regaining feeling after ReSensation varies from patient to patient. Some patients report mild sensation returning within 2 – 3 months of the procedure, while others experience nearly complete restoration. In rare cases, ReSensation may not be entirely successful. However, on average, patients notice an ongoing improvement in sensation over the course of 1 – 2 years. After two years, the results are typically considered final and not expected to change further.
Feel whole once again with ReSensation plus breast reconstruction in McLean, VA
If you are concerned about losing feeling in your breasts after breast cancer surgery, ReSensation may be the solution you've been searching for. At Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA, Dr. Alex Mesbahi and his caring team are dedicated to helping patients regain their confidence and feel their best. By offering ReSensation as part of breast reconstruction, they provide women with the opportunity to restore sensation and reclaim their femininity. Schedule a private consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi to learn more about your options for breast reconstruction with ReSensation.