Breast reconstruction surgery

Also known as: Breast cancer reconstruction surgery, Surgery, breast reconstruction, TRAM flap reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is surgery to rebuild the size and shape of a breast after your breast has been removed (mastectomy) because of cancer. It is done by a plastic surgeon. Your breast surgeon can refer you to a surgeon who has special training in breast reconstruction.

Reconstruction can be done at the same time as a mastectomy or at a later time. If you need to have radiation therapy after mastectomy, your breast reconstruction may need to wait until after you have finished radiation and the tissue has healed.

At Providence, achieving optimal breast health and providing world-class treatment for breast cancer are equal priorities in our continuing mission to improve women’s health. Providence Breast Centers offer comprehensive access to state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging techniques to ensure accurate and timely diagnoses.

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