Breast Reconstruction After Cancer: What Are My Options?
By: Dr. Alex Lechtman
, MD, FACS
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy can be a very important part of woman’s recovery from breast cancer.
Reconstruction is a personal decision and one woman’s concerns and feelings are just as valid and real as any others.
When considering breast reconstruction, it is important to know what is available and then spend time with your plastic surgeon and discuss it with him or her. You may not be a candidate for a particular method of reconstruction, but there are others available that may work very well for you. Also, reconstruction after mastectomy has to be covered by your insurance. It is federal law from the Women’s Health Act of 1998.
In general, there are four options when considering reconstruction:
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