A reconstruction of the breast after its removal due to breast cancer or other diseases (mastectomy) is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures from patient’s point of view in plastic surgery today. The development of new reconstruction techniques and new medical materials allow the plastic surgeon to create a breast similar in shape, texture and characteristics to the unoperated breast. Thus, breast reconstruction has as objective:
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Candidates: those patients submitted with absence of breast basically after a mastectomy (whole breast) or lumpectomy (piece of breast tissue).
Types of breast reconstruction:
Improve self-esteem, avoid the psychological shock caused by the remotion of such an important and fundamental anatomical area for a woman