Breast reconstruction

Following mastectomy, breast reconstruction restores form and shape of the breasts. This may involve autologous reconstruction which means using one’s one tissue to rebuild the breast or tissue expansion using a type of breast implant which can be expanded after it is placed and later a permanent breast implant, usually gel. Breast reconstruction is usually staged, that is it is done in several procedures, with the eventual creation of a nipple and areola. This is particularly satisfying and rewarding.