10 doctors weighed in:
With reconstruction, can the plastic surgeon make the breast look and feel natural?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Close but not exact
We can never replace the breast that is lost with an exact replica, but can create a reasonable substitute.
There are many variables in deciding which method of breast reconstruction to use, and this deserves a long, detailed discussion with your plastic surgeon. The reconstructed breast should look natural in clothes, but will never exactly match the original breast.

In brief: Close but not exact
We can never replace the breast that is lost with an exact replica, but can create a reasonable substitute.
There are many variables in deciding which method of breast reconstruction to use, and this deserves a long, detailed discussion with your plastic surgeon. The reconstructed breast should look natural in clothes, but will never exactly match the original breast.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, but
The main objective of breast reconstruction will be to have you look and feel natural in clothes.
Nothing can make the breast reconstruction 100% "normal and natural" but we can make things much better.

In brief: Yes, but
The main objective of breast reconstruction will be to have you look and feel natural in clothes.
Nothing can make the breast reconstruction 100% "normal and natural" but we can make things much better.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Dr. Jason Lichten
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes but will vary
The result will vary tremendously with the mastectomy technique and need for postop radiation therapy which will also influence the final outcome appearance and feel.

In brief: Yes but will vary
The result will vary tremendously with the mastectomy technique and need for postop radiation therapy which will also influence the final outcome appearance and feel.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: We try
We do our best to restore your breasts back to the way it was with the procedures we have at our disposal.
Autologous reconstruction generally feels most like your own breast. However silicone and even saline implants are very satisfactory ways to reconstruct your breasts to look and feel normal.

In brief: We try
We do our best to restore your breasts back to the way it was with the procedures we have at our disposal.
Autologous reconstruction generally feels most like your own breast. However silicone and even saline implants are very satisfactory ways to reconstruct your breasts to look and feel normal.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes and no
Breast can be reconstructed to but never replaced with breast tissue.
We have made great advances in breast reconstruction and the results can be quite beautiful. But unfortunately we cannot recreate a breast that has been lost to cancer. Most women are very happy with the results that can be accomplished with your own tissue or with implants. Be well.

In brief: Yes and no
Breast can be reconstructed to but never replaced with breast tissue.
We have made great advances in breast reconstruction and the results can be quite beautiful. But unfortunately we cannot recreate a breast that has been lost to cancer. Most women are very happy with the results that can be accomplished with your own tissue or with implants. Be well.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Close but not exact
It is important for patients to understand that we (plastic surgeons) cannot replace the breast that is lost to an operation.
We can make a reasonable substitute, the appearance and feel of which varies with the method of reconstruction (implant or patient's own tissue, ) the surgeon's skill, the patient's tissue quality, adjunctive procedures (like radiation) for cancer, and luck.

In brief: Close but not exact
It is important for patients to understand that we (plastic surgeons) cannot replace the breast that is lost to an operation.
We can make a reasonable substitute, the appearance and feel of which varies with the method of reconstruction (implant or patient's own tissue, ) the surgeon's skill, the patient's tissue quality, adjunctive procedures (like radiation) for cancer, and luck.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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