For many breast cancer survivors, losing their breasts also means losing self-confidence. Many may feel sad, frustrated, and less feminine. Although others may embrace their flat chest after beating breast cancer, some may opt for breast reconstruction surgery. Fortunately, there are several options and breast reconstruction techniques available to restore your positive-body image.
What is Breast Reconstruction Surgery?
Breast reconstruction is a plastic surgery procedure that is performed to restore the shape and appearance of the breast(s) after a lumpectomy or mastectomy. A mastectomy is a medical, surgical procedure that removes all or part of the breast tissue to prevent or treat breast cancer. Breast reconstruction surgery can be performed using implants, flap surgery, or a combination of both.
The goal of breast reconstruction surgery is to create a new breast that looks and feels as natural as possible. Breast reconstruction surgery is performed by board-certified surgeon Dr. Scott Holley at West Michigan Plastic Surgery.