+ Breast Reconstruction Surgery:
Women who have surgery as part of their breast cancer treatment may choose breast reconstruction surgery to rebuild the shape and look of the breast. There are different types of breast reconstruction.
There are two main techniques for reconstructing your breast:
- Implant reconstruction: Inserting an implant that’s filled with saline (salt water) or silicone gel.
- Autologous or “flap” reconstruction: Using tissue transplanted from another part of your body (such as your belly, thigh, or back) free flap. Autologous reconstruction also may include an implant.
You also can choose whether or not to reconstruct your nipple. (In some cases, nipple-sparing mastectomy is possible, which means that your own nipple and the surrounding breast skin are preserved.
Breast reconstruction helps restore feminity of the affected lady and gives them confidence.