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What is breast reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction restores your breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy. Only 23 percent of women about the breast reconstruction options that are available. 

Read on to learn what options are available to you. 

Breast reconstruction techniques

There are several surgery techniques for breast reconstruction. The most common technique is with a tissue expander, which can be a multi-step process. It may begin at the same time as your mastectomy or after you heal from mastectomy. Consult with our board certified plastic surgeons to learn about your options.

Is this a good option for me?

Breast reconstruction can improve your self-image and quality of life.

You may be a good candidate if:
You may be a good candidate if: You do not have an illness or disease that will significantly slow down your healing.
You may be a good candidate if: You have a positive outlook of your body image.
You may be a good candidate if: You are coping well with your diagnosis and have a strong support system.
You may be a good candidate if: You have been nicotine-free for at least six weeks before and after surgery.