What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction surgery is most often performed following mastectomy, however it is also used to remedy breast tissue injury or disfigurement. This procedure restores one or both breasts to their previous shape, size, symmetry, and appearance.
Breast reconstruction typically involves multiple surgery sessions, and as such is usually performed in stages. 

Results may vary from person to person.

The benefits of Breast Reconstruction

There are many benefits of breast reconstruction, including:

  • replacement or reconstruction of removed or severely damaged breasts
  • improved shape and contour of breasts
  • symmetry and aesthetic appeal of breasts 

Due to the sensitive nature of the decision for breast reconstruction, patients also experience increased confidence in their general appearance, which benefits their quality of life. ​​Results may vary from person to person.

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The Procedure

You will first be given either general anesthesia or I.V. sedation. Breast tissue is then “built” using donor muscle or fat transfer using fat taken from elsewhere on your body. Alternatively, your surgeon may opt to use a breast implant to achieve this result. Next, the nipples and areolas will be either reconstructed or tattooed on to the newly-created breast tissue.

The Recovery

​Directly following the procedure, you will be taken to a recovery area for recovery and monitoring. During this time, your breasts will be wrapped in gauze. You may also be outfitted with a temporary support bra to minimize swelling.
Patients are likely to feel tired and sore for one or two weeks following breast reconstruction surgery. Most patients are able to return to normal daily tasks within six to eight weeks. Bruising and swelling can persist for eight weeks. Scars could take one to two years to fade. Though scars will never completely vanish, most patients are able to easily conceal scars with clothing. 

Results may vary from person to person.

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