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Will the scars and shape of my breasts improve after reconstruction surgery?

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Most scars fade over time, and the shape of your reconstructed breast will slowly improve over the months following your surgery.

SOURCES:

American Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons: “Breast Reconstruction.”

Breast Cancer.org: “Screening After Breast Reconstruction,” “TRAM Flap,” ”TRAM Flap Reconstruction: What to Expect.”

American Cancer Society: “Types of breast reconstruction,” ”Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy.”

Cancer Research UK: “Breast reconstruction using body tissue.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 6, 2019

SOURCES:

American Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons: “Breast Reconstruction.”

Breast Cancer.org: “Screening After Breast Reconstruction,” “TRAM Flap,” ”TRAM Flap Reconstruction: What to Expect.”

American Cancer Society: “Types of breast reconstruction,” ”Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy.”

Cancer Research UK: “Breast reconstruction using body tissue.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 6, 2019

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