The decision to undergo breast reconstruction after cancer surgery is a deeply personal choice. Women commonly choose to have the surgery because it can:. Our plastic surgeons will work with your oncologists to plan your reconstruction surgeries around your other cancer treatments. Roswell Park offers both single-stage immediate breast reconstruction, at the time of your mastectomy , and delayed reconstruction also known as two-stage breast reconstruction surgery, performed months or even years after breast cancer surgery.
Many women who have a mastectomy—surgery to remove an entire breast to treat or prevent breast cancer—have the option of having the shape of the removed breast rebuilt. Women who choose to have their breasts rebuilt have several options for how it can be done. Breasts can be rebuilt using implants saline or silicone. They can also be rebuilt using autologous tissue that is, tissue from elsewhere in the body. Sometimes both implants and autologous tissue are used to rebuild the breast.
Early and locally advanced breast cancer: diagnosis and management
After a mastectomy , some women choose to have cosmetic surgery to remake their breast. This type of surgery is called breast reconstruction. It can be performed at the same time as mastectomy immediate reconstruction or later delayed reconstruction.
The stage extent of your breast cancer is an important factor in making decisions about your treatment. Many women also get some kind of drug therapy. In general, the more the breast cancer has spread, the more treatment you will likely need.