4 Articles on Breast Reconstruction

Breast Procedures

Modern surgical technology makes it possible to construct a natural-looking breast after mastectomy (breast removal) for cancer or other diseases. The procedure is commonly begun and sometimes completed immediately following mastectomy, so that the patient wakes with a new breast mound instead of no breast at all. Alternatively, reconstruction may begin years after mastectomy. (Courtesy of Michael S. Meininger, M.D.)


Lumpectomy that removes at least one quadrant of the breast often leaves a deformity that is significant and oftentimes unacceptable after treatment. In these instances, your oncologic surgeon will most likely recommend you discuss your options with Dr Fine for reconstruction after lumpectomy. (Courtesy of Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery)

Important Coverage for Breast Cancer Patients

Women who elect to undergo radical mastectomy should know that breast reconstruction is an option for them, either immediately or on a delayed basis. (Courtesy of Lucian J. Rivela, M.D., F.A.C.S.)

Breast Reconstruction

Reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other disease is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures available today. New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come close in form and appearance to matching a natural breast. (Courtesy of Coastal Plastic Surgery Institute)

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Questions To Ask Your Doctor

21 Things You Should Ask Your Doctor During Your First Visit

You've scheduled your initial consultation, now what? Be sure to print the following list of 21 questions and take them to your first visit. It's all about being prepared!

Do you generally place the implants above or below the muscle, and why?
How can I minimize pain, recovery time, and scarring with breast augmentation?
What's the best way to determine the size of implant to take my breasts from the size they are to the size I want them to be?
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