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What is breast reconstruction surgery?

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Breast reconstruction surgery is often performed in women who undergo mastectomy as a treatment for breast cancer.

The procedure recreates a breast with the desired appearance, contour, and volume. The nipple and areola also are recreated. Normal breast sensation and normal breast function, as with nursing, do not usually return .

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy."

Susan G. Komen for  the Cure: "Breast Reconstruction."

FDA: "Breast Implants."

MedlinePlus: "Breast reduction."

MedlinePlus: "Cosmetic breast surgery."

 

 

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy."

Susan G. Komen for  the Cure: "Breast Reconstruction."

FDA: "Breast Implants."

MedlinePlus: "Breast reduction."

MedlinePlus: "Cosmetic breast surgery."

 

 

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

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