Also known as reconstructive mammaplasty or postmastectomy surgery
Breast reconstruction includes a variety of procedures performed to restore the form and shape of the breast, following mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery. Factors such as individual anatomy, aesthetic goals and the need for any postsurgical chemotherapy or radiation will determine your options. There is available a wide range of procedures to accomplish this, including breast implants or your own natural tissues from either your abdomen or back. Dr. Dardano will discuss each of the options with you and advise you as to which will be best suited for you.
When to Consider Breast Reconstruction
- If you think reconstruction will give you a sense of psychological well being or a feeling of “wholeness”
- To help restore your feelings of femininity and confidence in your appearance
- To improve symmetry if only one of your breasts is affected
- To allow you to wear low-cut necklines and normal swimwear