Breast Reconstruction

Although breast reconstruction is typically done for cancer reconstruction, there are also other indications such as treatment after severe infection, prophylactic breast removal to prevent cancer, or congenital deformity. A large number of choices are available and each is tailored to the needs of the patient. These choices include expanders / implants, tissue rearrangement, or free flaps where tissue is completely removed from one area of the body and reattached to an artery and vein to reconstruct the breast. Each option should be carefully discussed so that you have a good idea of the risks and benefits of each.