Reconstruction Options

Your best option for breast reconstructive surgery is highly dependent upon your own body and specific needs. During your consultation with your plastic surgeon, discuss the options that are best suited to you. The goal of the procedure is to help cancer survivors with mastectomies complete the healing process by restoring an emotional sense of wholeness, and a psychological and physical sense of feeling complete.

breastreconstruction.org offers in depth information on your reconstruction options. You can use the following links to access their website to learn more.

Lumpectomy & Oncoplastic Surgery

Lumpectomy removes only part of the breast to treat breast cancer. Oncoplastic surgery can help reduce any contour abnormalities it causes.

Secondary Procedures & Revision Surgery

In many cases, breast reconstruction takes multiple steps to complete. In others, patients may choose to have additional procedures to refine or correct their results.

Mastectomy & Genetic Mutations

Advances in mastectomy techniques and genetic testing have profoundly influenced breast reconstruction. This context may help you understand your options.

Recovery & Risks

Recovery, risks, and long-term maintenance are essential considerations as you choose a type of breast reconstruction.