What is Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is a procedure used to rebuild and restore breasts that have been compromised due to a mastectomy procedure or other serious health issues. There are a variety of methods used to help restore the breasts in a way that is suitable to the patient’s desires for traits such as shape, size, and feel. Although the final result cannot exactly replicate the original or natural breasts of a patient, there are successful solutions that can be achieved.
Who is a Breast Reconstruction Candidate?
Women who have undergone surgical treatments, such as mastectomy or lumpectomy, to treat cancer or other serious illness are the most common candidates for breast reconstruction. With varying amounts of breast tissue and skin removed during a mastectomy, with possible need for or history of radiation, the best techniques will be chosen for the particular situation.