Breast reconstruction refers to surgery to restore the shape, size, or appearance of the breast following a mastectomy. Depending on the status of the breast and the end goal for the patient there are different reconstruction surgery types: flap and impact.
Flap reconstruction refers to utilizing the patient’s own tissues (usually from another area in the body) to reconstruct the breast. Implant reconstruction utilizes a surgical implant (silicone or saline) to give the shape of a breast.
There are a number of things to consider when deciding what is right for you. Work with your surgical and oncology teams at Schneck to understand if you are a candidate for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.