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How noticeable is reconstructive surgery after a double mastectomy?

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Dr. Richard Baxter
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

There are a lot of variables involved but in general a double mastectomy is a good situation for reconstruction.
That is because it is easier to create two similar breasts than to have to match an existing breast. If possible learn about your reconstruction options before the mastectomy.

In brief: Variable

There are a lot of variables involved but in general a double mastectomy is a good situation for reconstruction.
That is because it is easier to create two similar breasts than to have to match an existing breast. If possible learn about your reconstruction options before the mastectomy.
Dr. Richard Baxter
Dr. Richard Baxter
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends.

This answer depends on the method of mastectomy (modified-radical, skin-sparing, nipple areolar-sparing) and the type of reconstruction.
The goal of reconstruction is to look "normal" when dressed in underclothing or a bathing suit. While it will look much less disfiguring than a woman who has had a mastectomy without reconstruction, it is usually obviously different than the presurgical state.

In brief: It depends.

This answer depends on the method of mastectomy (modified-radical, skin-sparing, nipple areolar-sparing) and the type of reconstruction.
The goal of reconstruction is to look "normal" when dressed in underclothing or a bathing suit. While it will look much less disfiguring than a woman who has had a mastectomy without reconstruction, it is usually obviously different than the presurgical state.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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