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What exactly is breast cancer reconstruction? Is it safe?

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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Restoring breast

Reconstruction of the breasts is restoring the breast shape as much as possible to normal after breast cancer treatment has caused a deformity.
Sometimes cancer treatment removes part of a breast, and sometimes the entire breast. There are many options that you can chose from after having a long discussion between your plastic surgeon, oncologist and yourself.

In brief: Restoring breast

Reconstruction of the breasts is restoring the breast shape as much as possible to normal after breast cancer treatment has caused a deformity.
Sometimes cancer treatment removes part of a breast, and sometimes the entire breast. There are many options that you can chose from after having a long discussion between your plastic surgeon, oncologist and yourself.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rebuilding a breast

Breast reconstruction is the rebuilding of a breast, usually after breast cancer (mastectomy or lumpectomy).
The patient's own tissue (from another part of the body) or a breast implant can be used. More than 1 surgery is often needed. The nipple and areola can also be reconstructed. Some patients also have surgery on the other breast for best symmetry. It is safe in good surgical candidates.

In brief: Rebuilding a breast

Breast reconstruction is the rebuilding of a breast, usually after breast cancer (mastectomy or lumpectomy).
The patient's own tissue (from another part of the body) or a breast implant can be used. More than 1 surgery is often needed. The nipple and areola can also be reconstructed. Some patients also have surgery on the other breast for best symmetry. It is safe in good surgical candidates.
Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Breast reconstruction refers to a general set of procedures to restore a breast to "normal.
" it carries its own specific risks and benefits as well as complications. You health status, your smoking status, and body mass index, as well as the stage of your cancer usually defines how well reconstruction is suited for you. Otherwise it is relatively very safe.

In brief: Yes

Breast reconstruction refers to a general set of procedures to restore a breast to "normal.
" it carries its own specific risks and benefits as well as complications. You health status, your smoking status, and body mass index, as well as the stage of your cancer usually defines how well reconstruction is suited for you. Otherwise it is relatively very safe.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes.

Reconstruction is a surgical procedure to create a new breast following a mastectomy.
This may be as simple as placing an implant or as complicated as performing a tissue transfer from the abdominal wall or back. Like all surgical procedures, there are risks associated with the operation, yet most healthy people are excellent candidates following mastectomy.

In brief: Yes.

Reconstruction is a surgical procedure to create a new breast following a mastectomy.
This may be as simple as placing an implant or as complicated as performing a tissue transfer from the abdominal wall or back. Like all surgical procedures, there are risks associated with the operation, yet most healthy people are excellent candidates following mastectomy.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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