Posted December 08, 2021 in Breast Cancer, ReSensation® | 3 minute read
The decision to get a mastectomy or lumpectomy often comes with mixed emotions and a great amount of uncertainty. For many, this is a difficult time as women are faced with breast cancer and unwanted changes to their appearance. Surgery can also take away sensation in the breast tissue. Now, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Warren Ellsworth provides an innovative solution for restoring feeling in the breasts.
The professionals at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery have worked with countless women who have gone through breast cancer treatment and reconstruction. If you are in Houston, West Houston, or Katy, TX, and have questions about Resensation, call for an appointment. We can review all the ways breast Resensation transforms your life after breast cancer.
What happens during a mastectomy?
A mastectomy removes breast tissue in women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or want to reduce their risk of cancer overall. It involves separating the skin, fat, nerves, and connective tissue of the breast. While a mastectomy can leave some tissues intact, women should still expect a loss of sensation in the area as a result of this procedure.
Will breast reconstruction surgery bring back sensation?
Breast reconstruction rebuilds your physical appearance after a mastectomy. Ellsworth Plastic Surgery may recommend taking tissue taken from another part of the body (such as the abdomen) or using medical-grade implants to reconstruct the area. Suggestions can be made based on your unique situation and needs.
While all forms of breast reconstruction surgery can restore the look of your breasts, not all women experience renewed sensation. This is because the mastectomy severed the nerves responsible for transmitting feelings of sensation to the brain. Women are often left with numbness in the reconstructed area.
How does Resensation help?
It is possible to recover sensation in the breast tissue thanks to a breakthrough procedure at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery. We have personally seen how Resensation gives women living in Houston, West Houston, or Katy, TX, the chance to feel their own breasts again. This surgery involves reconnecting the severed nerves using donated nerve tissue. Dr. Ellsworth can review the details of the procedure during a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for this advanced treatment.
What are the benefits of Resensation?
Resensation benefits all women who want to rebuild their appearance and feel their own breasts again. Here are four ways this procedure can impact your quality of life and future after breast cancer:
- Enhance intimate relations: Resensation can help women increase their confidence in the bedroom. Treatment allows you to feel your breasts during sexual activity and while spending time with your partner.
- Recognize temperature changes: Feel the warmth of a shower or the coolness of a breeze. Restoring sensation in the breasts means you can enjoy the little things in life again.
- Maintain proper hygiene: It can be tricky to properly clean and take care of your breasts with no sensation. Resensation can help you maintain healthy habits for life after breast reconstruction surgery.
- Improve your mental health: Many women face emotional distress during breast cancer treatment. Resensation can help you move on with your life while giving you hope for the future.
Renew your breast sensation
Losing feeling in your breast tissue can be incredibly challenging after mastectomy or lumpectomy. Now, women in Houston, West Houston, and Katy, TX can recover from lost sensation and live full and happy lives. Enjoy intimate relations, experience changes in temperature, and feel sensations you once took for granted with Resensation. Call Ellsworth Plastic Surgery to schedule a Resensation consultation in Houston, TX with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Warren Ellsworth.