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If breasts are removed due to breast cancer, can a woman get new breasts via an implant?

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Dr. James Heid
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes. Typically a bag will be put in under the muscle at the time of the breast removal (mastectomy) and then salt water put into the breast every week until you get to the size you want.
Then the bag (expander) is taken out and a saline or silicone implant is put in.

In brief: Yes

Yes. Typically a bag will be put in under the muscle at the time of the breast removal (mastectomy) and then salt water put into the breast every week until you get to the size you want.
Then the bag (expander) is taken out and a saline or silicone implant is put in.
Dr. James Heid
Dr. James Heid
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes they can. There are also other techniques where tissue from different parts of the body are used to reconstruct the breasts.

In brief: Yes

Yes they can. There are also other techniques where tissue from different parts of the body are used to reconstruct the breasts.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Implant - yes

Implant reconstruction is commonly done for breast cancer.
It is sometimes done at the time of mastectomy. Not sure what you mean by new breasts. Once removed, you will not have breast function (lactation, nipple changes...) even with the best reconstruction.

In brief: Implant - yes

Implant reconstruction is commonly done for breast cancer.
It is sometimes done at the time of mastectomy. Not sure what you mean by new breasts. Once removed, you will not have breast function (lactation, nipple changes...) even with the best reconstruction.
Dr. George T Tsai
Dr. George T Tsai
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