Breast Reconstruction in Mumbai

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 (saltwater) 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 the feminity of the affected lady and gives them confidence.


Why choose Dr. Leena Jain? 

Dr. Leena Jain is an expert Hand, Reconstructive Microsurgeon and Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai with nearly 7+ years of experience. She has successfully performed various breast surgeries including breast reconstruction post-mastectomy, breast reduction, breast augmentation, implants, gynecomastia, nipple reconstruction, and so on.  


She has pursued two distinguished fellowships viz. Fellowship in Microsurgery and Perforator flaps: Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea and AO Fellowship- Microsurgery and Faciomaxillary Trauma: Ludwigs’ Maximillians University, Munich, Germany in Hand and Microsurgery.


She performs breast reduction surgery in Mumbai and is available for consultation at Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre, Bandra and at her private plastic surgery clinic in Mumbai. 


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is breast reduction surgery a lengthy procedure?

A plastic surgeon can take two to four hours to perform breast reduction surgery. However, the right estimate is best suggested by your plastic surgeon depending upon the size of your breasts and the expected final outcome. 


2. What are the risks associated with breast reduction surgery?

Usually, breast reduction surgery is very safe however like all other surgeries, there are certain risks associated with it such as infections, breast reduction scars, loss of nipple sensation, and so on.  The scars will be red initially but will fade with time. 


3. Is there any age limit for performing a breast reduction surgery?

No, it is advisable to perform a breast reduction surgery after the breasts have fully developed.


4. Can the patient wear a normal bra after the breast reduction surgery?

Yes, the patient can wear a normal bra as per the shape and size of the new breasts but only after the swelling subsides completely, which can take up to three months. 


5. Are the results of a breast reduction surgery permanent?

Yes, they can be permanent or long-lasting.  Also, it is possible that the breasts can increase in size or shape on account of pregnancy or changes in weight.  If the patient stays healthy and maintains a normal weight, the results of breast reduction can last longer.