After the loss of a breast to cancer, breast reconstruction can rebuild your feminine shape and restore a symmetrical appearance.
A mastectomy is a surgical procedure in which the breast is removed due to cancer. After you have had a mastectomy, you may choose to have breast reconstruction to rebuild the shape and appearance of the breast and restore a feminine figure.
A lumpectomy is another method for treating breast cancer that is usually combined with radiation therapy. Sometimes lumpectomy and radiation can distort the appearance of the breast. There are options for reconstruction to help smooth the breasts, restore volume, and achieve better symmetry.
Consultation with a plastic surgeon can happen at the time you are diagnosed with breast cancer, so you understand the options for rebuilding the breasts even before you have breast surgery. Some women who are at high risk for breast cancer choose to have preventative removal of the breasts. Many women are able to start breast reconstruction during the same surgery that treats the cancer. If you have already had a mastectomy or lumpectomy, you can meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss your goals for breast reconstruction and what you would like to achieve.
Reconstruction Options to Fit Your Needs
Temple plastic surgeons provide a full range of breast reconstruction options that can help you achieve your desired appearance, including: