How Often is Breast Reconstruction Revision Surgery Needed for People Who Had a Mastectomy?

Will a mastectomy be enough, or are there needs for breast reconstruction that most patients consider?

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Breast reconstruction after mastectomy can be performed at the same time as the mastectomy or at a later date.  In any case there is usually 3 operations.  The first is to make the mound and shape it as well as possible.  The second is to improve size, shape and symmetry.  The third step is to perform the nipple reconstruction.  This is the last surgical step.

Breast reconstruction after mastectomy

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After a mastectomy many women undergo breast reconstruction. This is often a series of procedures performed to reconstruct the breast, make a nipple and areola, and often perform a balancing mastopexy or augmentation on the opposite side.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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