How involved is the breast reconstruction surgery and how long do the operations take?
Depending on how easy it will be to harvest the fat and whether we need to do additional maneuvers (such as reposition you during the surgery, release scars, remove and replace implants, operate on both breasts), the procedure will take anywhere between 2 – 5 hours. Unless we have to remove your implant, the surgery will be done without any incision. No cutting, we will not use a scalpel. The entire procedure is done with needles, syringes, and fine cannulas the size of an intravenous catheter. However, this is still an operation and we strive for safety and perfection, not speed.
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