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Breast reconstruction

Find out about the different types of reconstruction to make a new breast shape after surgery for breast cancer.

About breast reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is surgery to make a new breast after removal of the breast or part of the breast.

Types of breast reconstruction

Compare the types of breast reconstruction and nipple reconstruction. Find out about the benefits and possible disadvantages of each type.

Breast reconstruction using implants

Find out about surgery to have a new breast shape made using an implant after mastectomy.

Breast reconstruction using body tissue

Find out about surgery to have a new breast shape made using your own body tissue after mastectomy.

Exercises after breast reconstruction using implants

See the exercises to do after breast reconstruction surgery using a simple implant or a tissue expander implant. 

Exercises after breast reconstruction using muscle

Learn about exercises to do after breast reconstruction using muscles from your back.

Possible problems with breast reconstruction

Find out about the possible problems that might happen after breast reconstruction surgery.

Last reviewed: 
25 Oct 2017

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