Breast Reconstruction Surgery Procedure
Breast reconstruction may help restore the look and feel of the breast after a mastectomy or trauma. The rebuilding of the breast(s) can be done either immediately following a mastectomy or as a delayed procedure. Immediate versus delayed breast reconstruction depends on some of the following factors:
- Physical exam by a breast reconstruction plastic surgeon
- Surgical risk factors (such as smoking and being overweight)
- Treatments needed after the mastectomy surgery
- Other conditions that may impair wound healing
It’s important to discuss your options with your plastic surgeon and oncologist.