What is Breast Reconstruction?

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance, and size following mastectomy.

There are three main procedure steps in any breast reconstruction:

  • Creation of a new breast mound
  • Touch-ups of the reconstruction, and possible modification of the opposite breast (lift, reduction) in patients having a mastectomy of one side (optional)
  • Creation of a new nipple and areola (optional)