Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Breast reconstruction is surgery to recreate breasts after mastectomy. Most often, breast reconstruction happens after surgery to treat or prevent breast cancer. Providers use it to reshape breasts and rebuild damaged or missing tissue. They may also perform this surgery to restore symmetry. I

In breast reconstruction surgery,
a plastic surgeon recreates all or parts of the breast that has been surgically removed. This is done using a breast implant or tissue from another part of the body.

Candidates for Breast Reconstruction:

Candidates for Breast Reconstruction:

▪ Diagnosed with breast cancer and had or will have a mastectomy (surgical removal of a breast).

▪ Diagnosed with breast cancer and had or will have breast conservation surgery, such as partial mastectomy or lumpectomy (surgical removal of the tumor and surrounding breast tissue).

▪ Found or have a genetic mutation and will have prophylactic mastectomy (removal of non-cancerous breast to prevent cancer).

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