Breast reconstruction is surgery to rebuild a breast using existing flesh or prosthetic material. Implants are sometimes used, and often a natural looking breast, areola and nipple can be reformed during surgery.
Planning for Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Careful planning of your breast reconstruction surgery will improve the results and shorten your recovery time.
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Breast Reconstruction Recovery
Most women recover well from breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy.
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Breast Reconstruction Before & After
It is important to understand any complications which may arise after mastectomy reconstruction surgery.
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TRAM flap (transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous) surgery uses muscle, fat and skin from your abdomen to reconstruct a new breast after a mastectomy.
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An implant, either saline or silicone-gel filled, can be used as part of breast reconstruction surgery following a mastectomy.
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LD Breast Reconstruction
LD is breast reconstruction surgery where some muscle, fat and skin are moved from the back of the body to create a new breast shape after breast cancer surgery.
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Nipple reconstruction is when tissue is taken from another part of the body to re-form a nipple after mastectomy surgery.
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