Breast reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy.
Although breast reconstruction can rebuild your breast, the results are highly variable:
– A reconstructed breast will not have the same sensation and feel as the breast it replaces.
– Visible incision lines will always be present on the breast.
– Certain surgical techniques will leave incision lines in less exposed areas of the body.
A note about symmetry: If only one breast is affected, it alone may be reconstructed. In addition, a breast lift, breast reduction or breast augmentation may be recommended for the opposite breast to improve symmetry of the size and position of both breasts.