Breast reconstruction is surgery to make a new breast after removal of the breast or part of the breast. Find out about the different types of reconstruction after surgery for breast cancer.
Breast reconstruction is surgery to make a new breast after removal of the breast or part of the breast.
There are different types of breast reconstruction. Your surgeon and breast cancer nurse will talk to you through the different options available to you.
Implant surgery means using a silicone gel or salt water filled silicone balloon to recreate a breast shape after removal of a breast.
With this type of reconstruction, the surgeon takes skin, fat, and sometimes muscle from another part of your body and makes it into a new breast shape.
See the exercises to do after breast reconstruction surgery using a simple implant or a tissue expander implant.
Learn about exercises to do after breast reconstruction using muscles from your back.
Breast reconstruction techniques have improved over the years and there are fewer problems. But some women might have complications, such as a flap failure or wound infection.