Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
Breast reconstruction is a type of surgery for women who have had all or part of a breast removed. The surgery rebuilds the breast mound to match the size and shape of the other breast. The nipple and the darker area around the nipple (areola) can also be added.
Most women who have had a breast removed (mastectomy) are able to have breast reconstruction. Women who have had only the part of the breast around the cancer removed (lumpectomy or breast-conserving surgery) might not need reconstruction, but sometimes they do. Breast reconstruction is done by a plastic surgeon.
- Should I have breast reconstruction?
- Breast reconstruction alternatives
- Breast reconstruction options
- Breast reconstruction using implants
- Breast reconstruction using your own tissue (flap procedures)
- Reconstructing the nipple and areola
- Choosing a breast reconstruction surgeon and questions to ask
- Preparing for breast reconstruction surgery
- What to expect after breast reconstruction surgery