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Leigh A Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS
Galen Poole, MD, FACS
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Breast Reconstruction Introduction
Breast reconstruction is one or more operations performed to restore all components of the breast of women who have undergone mastectomy (removal of the entire breast). Breast reconstruction after mastectomy has evolved over the last century to become an integral component in the therapy for many women with breast cancer. A complete breast reconstruction includes recreating the breast mound, the nipple and areola complex so that the breasts are symmetric with regard to pigmentation, shape, size, projection, and position.
The goals of breast reconstruction include the following:
Breast reconstruction can be performed using the following:
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