Breast Reconstruction

OVERVIEW

We are deeply committed to helping our patients cope with and win the battle against breast cancer. We understand that breast cancer can have a lasting effect on a patient’s identity and self-esteem. Our experienced doctors do their best to restore the shape of breasts after a mastectomy or lumpectomy.

There are multiple ways to create a new breast shape, and Breast Reconstruction can be performed at the same time as your breast cancer surgery or later. Our surgeons will evaluate your particular case and help you decide on the right timing and approach to reconstructing your breast.

WHO SHOULD CONSIDER THIS TREATMENT?

Even if you have had your entire breast removed, had a radical mastectomy, radiotherapy or have large breasts, surgery is still feasible. Some women prefer to get over the mastectomy and breast cancer treatment before they think of reconstruction. Many women find that immediate reconstruction helps them cope more easily with the loss of a breast.

The surgery is safe for women of all ages and our doctors are committed to giving you the best possible medical advice.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

After surgery with immediate reconstruction: You will have your new reconstructed breast when you wake up after your mastectomy or lumpectomy. What’s more, your finished breast may look better because surgery entailed using breast skin that was already there.

After surgery with delayed reconstruction: You have more time to discuss your options. Your breast cancer treatment will be finished and won’t be affected by your reconstruction surgery. If, however you are interested in immediate reconstruction (during mastectomy surgery) your surgeon will tell you if it is advisable or not, and talk you through the pros and cons.

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