U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 37-year-old member asked:

Are there any risks to breast re-construction surgery after mastectomy?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
If you are in: Reasonably good health , no other systemic problem , it is reasonably low risk procedure (s) , will give you psychological boost to you , will elevate your self esteem , please consult a plastic surgeon for more information , the benefits you already know and the risks
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Similar questions

A 50-year-old member asked:

For how long after mastectomy can I have breast re-construction?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Your surgeon: Should provide you with option of immediate post-mastectomy reconstruction, if it is technically feasible. If, for whatever reason, you do not-or did not-have this option, you probably should wait one year after your last treatment, whether it was mastectomy or radiation treatment. Consult a reconstructive plastic surgeon for specific opinion in your case.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 30, 2020


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.