Within my job I work with a lot of breast cancer patients, to support them through their illness. Naturally there is a lot of difficulties which people have when going through this kind of illness, especially for those who have had a mastectomy, and have lost a lot of confidence as a result. The breast for women is a very special part of the body, beyond beauty it is the part of the body which feeds children and losing one or both, can be a difficult time for any woman.
Thankfully however, we live in a world where these women can have their breast reconstructed, to help them feel better. Often the new breast can make women nervous, so here is some advice from a Los Angeles breast reconstruction center, on how you can feel confident after breast reconstruction surgery.
Many women after their surgery feel incredibly uncomfortable with being naked, both alone and in front of their partner. The key to beginning to get over the surgery and embrace your new body, is to try not to hide or feel ashamed of your body. The confidence which you need will come from within and in order to gain that confidence, you must feel secure within your own skin. Don’t shy away from being naked in front of your partner and don’t avoid looking at yourself in the mirror, it is here where the real healing begins.
In order to feel confident when you are out and about, it is very important that you have the right clothing choices. It is likely that your body shape will have changed as a result of the breast surgery, so it could very well be time to go and get some new clothes for your wardrobe. Try out a number of different styles when you go shopping in order to identify which is the right one for you. Don’t be afraid to try something different when you are looking at clothing choices and remember that there is absolutely no pressure on you to dress in a certain way. The idea of all of this is to get you confidence back to where it was prior to your surgery, in order to do that you must feel comfortable with what you are wearing.
Talking with friends and family about what you have been through is never a bad thing and it can actually breed real confidence in you. If you hide away from the subject then you are almost admitting some shame about what happened, something which you should never feel. Naturally you aren’t going to open a conversation with your surgery tales, but if it comes up, speak open and honestly, this will form a very important part of the healing process.
The reconstruction options available these days are incredible and after the op you can really start to feel like you again.