Breast Reconstruction

If you need a mastectomy, you have a choice about whether or not to have surgery to rebuild the shape of the breast. Instead of breast reconstruction, you could choose to wear a breast form that replaces the breast, wear padding inside your bra, or do nothing. All of these options have pros and cons. What is right for one woman may not be right for another.

Breast reconstruction may be done at the same time as the mastectomy, or it may be done later on. If radiation therapy is part of the treatment plan, your doctor may suggest waiting until after radiation therapy.

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  1. Breast Reconstruction (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... rebuild the shape of the breast. Instead of breast reconstruction, you could choose to wear a breast form ... one woman may not be right for another. Breast reconstruction may be done at the same time as ...
  2. ... cancer in the future. You may also have breast reconstruction. This is surgery to create a new breast ... ask your health care provider about mastectomy and breast reconstruction.
  3. ... their breast. This type of surgery is called breast reconstruction. It can be performed at the same time ... to make reconstruction easier. If you will have breast reconstruction later, your surgeon will remove enough skin over ...
  4. ... their breast. This type of surgery is called breast reconstruction. It can be performed at the same time ... mastectomy (immediate reconstruction) or later (delayed reconstruction). During breast reconstruction that uses natural tissue, the breast is reshaped ...
  5. Breast Reconstruction (Susan G. Komen for the Cure)  
    Breast reconstruction can help restore the look and feel of the breast after a mastectomy. Discover different types ...
  6. Should I Get Breast Reconstruction Surgery? (American Cancer Society)  
    Breast reconstruction surgery is an option that some women choose to do and other women do not. Learn ...
  7. ... at a later date. The overall results of breast reconstruction, while not perfect, are usually excellent. Nevertheless, patients ...
  8. ... have an idea of what to expect after breast reconstruction surgery, including the possible risks and side effects. ...
  9. Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    This fact sheet describes breast reconstruction after mastectomy (surgery to remove part or all of the breast). Learn about surgical options, follow-up care, and breast ...
  10. Breast Reconstruction or Prosthesis after Mastectomy (Susan G. Komen for the Cure) - PDF  
    Breast Reconstruction/Learn More ... Breast Reconstruction ... Susan G. Komen for the Cure ... PDF
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