Definition - What does Breast Reconstruction mean?
Breast reconstruction surgery is an operation that is intended to restore the natural appearance of breasts following removal due to breast cancer. The goal of breast reconstruction is to make the breasts appear even, full and properly shaped.
TheConsultation explains Breast Reconstruction
In breast reconstruction, patients may choose between implant reconstruction or flap reconstruction. Implant reconstruction involves using a breast implant to restore the appearance of the breast while flap reconstruction uses the patient's own tissue to restore the appearance of the breast. Factors such as the type of mastectomy (breast removal procedure), type of cancer, and the patient's body type and goals will influence which procedure is the best.