Breast Reconstruction is a surgical procedure to restore one or both breasts to normal shape, appearance, symmetry, and size following mastectomy, lumpectomy or other trauma. The surgery rebuilds the breast mound to match the size and shape of the other breast.
Most women who have had a Breast Removed can have Breast Reconstruction. Women who have had only the part of the breast around cancer removed ( (lumpectomy or breast-conserving surgery) might not need reconstruction, but sometimes they do need it and it is really helpful.
Breast Reconstruction involves using an autologous tissue or prosthetic material to construct a natural-looking breast. Often this includes the reformation of a natural-looking areola and nipple. This procedure involves the use of implants or relocated flaps of the patient’s tissues.
Why should women consider Breast Reconstruction?
Breast Reconstruction not only changes your physical appearance but has psychological benefits, as well. It can help promote a sense of wellness for you and your family.
When Breast Reconstruction Done?
The timing of Reconstructive Surgery depends on the patient’s desires, medical conditions, and cancer treatment. For many women, immediate reconstruction done after the mastectomy surgery reduces the trauma of having the breast removed, as well as the expense and discomfort of two major operations.