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Informing, Empowering, Supporting

Your go-to resource for all things breast reconstruction

BreastReconstruction.org is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Informing, Empowering, Supporting

Your go-to resource for all things breast reconstruction

BreastReconstruction.org is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Informing, Empowering, Supporting

Your go-to resource for all things breast reconstruction

BreastReconstruction.org is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Your Voice,
Your Choice

Gain insights from both medical experts and patients as they share their experiences with breast reconstruction.

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Reconstruction Options

Implant Reconstruction

This type of breast reconstruction uses an implant to restore breast contour.
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Implant Reconstruction
This type of breast reconstruction uses an implant to restore breast contour.

Natural Tissue Reconstruction

This approach to breast reconstruction uses a patient’s own tissue to create a breast.
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Natural Tissue Reconstruction
This approach to breast reconstruction uses a patient’s own tissue to create a breast.

Lumpectomy & Oncoplastic Surgery

Lumpectomy removes only part of the breast to treat breast cancer. Oncoplastic surgery can help reduce any contour abnormalities it causes.
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Lumpectomy & Oncoplastic Surgery
Lumpectomy removes only part of the breast to treat breast cancer. Oncoplastic surgery can help reduce any contour abnormalities it causes.

Secondary Procedures & Revision Surgery

In many cases, breast reconstruction takes multiple steps to complete. In others, patients may choose to have additional procedures to refine or correct their results.
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Secondary Procedures & Revision Surgery
In many cases, breast reconstruction takes multiple steps to complete. In others, patients may choose to have additional procedures to refine or correct their results.

Mastectomy & Genetic Mutations

Advances in mastectomy techniques and genetic testing have profoundly influenced breast reconstruction. This context may help you understand your options.
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Mastectomy & Genetic Mutations
Advances in mastectomy techniques and genetic testing have profoundly influenced breast reconstruction. This context may help you understand your options.

Recovery & Risks

Recovery, risks, and long-term maintenance are essential considerations as you choose a type of breast reconstruction.
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Recovery & Risks
Recovery, risks, and long-term maintenance are essential considerations as you choose a type of breast reconstruction.

Patient Stories

Peggy

Procedures

Lumpectomy, bilateral mastectomies, LD flap breast reconstruction, expander implant reconstruction, nipple areola reconstruction, nipple areola tattoo

Jackie

Procedures

Bilateral mastectomies, tissue expander implant placement, DIEP flap breast reconstruction, nipple areola reconstruction and tattoo

Melissa

Procedures

Bilateral mastectomies, tissue expander implant placement, implant reconstruction, nipple areola reconstruction

Marianne

Procedures

Bilateral mastectomies, implant reconstruction, implant removal surgery, aesthetic flat closure

Marnie

Procedures

Bilateral nipple-sparing mastectomies, implant reconstruction

Jen

Procedures

Bilateral mastectomies, tissue expander implant placement, UTM to OTM implant position conversion, implant revision surgery, fat grafting

Dana

Procedures
Bilateral mastectomies, expander implant breast reconstruction, under-the-muscle to over-the-muscle implant conversion surgery

Sarah

Procedures
Bilateral mastectomies, aesthetic flat closure

Niya

Procedures
Unilateral mastectomy, aesthetic flat closure