BREAST RECONSTRUCTION AFTER MASTECTOMY
Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that creates a replacement breast after a breast or a portion of a breast has been removed. The goal is to create a breast that is comparable to your natural breast in size and form. However, they won’t be the same.
The main ways of making a new breast include:
– implants to replace all or some of your breast tissue
– using tissue taken from another part of your body (autologous fat grafting or “flap” reconstruction)
– using your own tissue and an implant