14 doctors weighed in:
Should I consider breast reconstruction after masectomy?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Personal choice
Breast reconstruction isn't for everyone but it certainly offers several benefits.
The most significant benefit is not having to experience living without a breast. Reconstruction can be performed at the same time as the mastectomy ("immediate reconstruction"), or any time after ("delayed reconstruction"). There are many reconstructive options ranging from breast implants to using your own tissue.

In brief: Personal choice
Breast reconstruction isn't for everyone but it certainly offers several benefits.
The most significant benefit is not having to experience living without a breast. Reconstruction can be performed at the same time as the mastectomy ("immediate reconstruction"), or any time after ("delayed reconstruction"). There are many reconstructive options ranging from breast implants to using your own tissue.
Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
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Dr. Robert Whitfield
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Breast cancer
You should consider immediate breast reconstruction.
You can find plastic surgeons in your area who perform reconstructions as well as those you breast surgeon should recommend. The forms of reconstruction after mastectomy are fat grafting with brava, single stage and two stage implant, flap surgery such the diep and and combination of these techniques.

In brief: Breast cancer
You should consider immediate breast reconstruction.
You can find plastic surgeons in your area who perform reconstructions as well as those you breast surgeon should recommend. The forms of reconstruction after mastectomy are fat grafting with brava, single stage and two stage implant, flap surgery such the diep and and combination of these techniques.
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Dr. Robert Whitfield
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Studies have shown that women who have breast reconstruction feel better about themselves.

In brief: Yes
Studies have shown that women who have breast reconstruction feel better about themselves.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Deanna Attai
It is an individual choice, but most women are candidates for the procedure. It is important that you have all of your options explained to you.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Personal choice
Breast reconstruction surgery is a common surgical practice to help restore and recreate a woman's breasts following a mastectomy for breast cancer.
Surgical techniques may use implants or a patient's own tissue to recreate the breast. Also, most women don't realize that breast reconstruction is covered by health insurance, rather than being a cosmetic operation you would have to pay for.

In brief: Personal choice
Breast reconstruction surgery is a common surgical practice to help restore and recreate a woman's breasts following a mastectomy for breast cancer.
Surgical techniques may use implants or a patient's own tissue to recreate the breast. Also, most women don't realize that breast reconstruction is covered by health insurance, rather than being a cosmetic operation you would have to pay for.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Dr. Jason Lichten
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Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Breast reconst
This is a personal preference of the patient.
The options should be discussed with a board certified plastic surgeon, also do not be afraid to ask how many have you done. Stay informed.

In brief: Breast reconst
This is a personal preference of the patient.
The options should be discussed with a board certified plastic surgeon, also do not be afraid to ask how many have you done. Stay informed.
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
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