Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that restores shape to your breast after mastectomy — surgery that removes your breast to treat or prevent breast cancer. One type of breast reconstruction uses breast implants — silicone devices filled with silicone gel or salt water saline — to reshape your breasts. Breast reconstruction with breast implants is a complex procedure performed by a plastic surgeon. The breast reconstruction process can start at the time of your mastectomy immediate reconstruction , or it can be done later delayed reconstruction. The breast reconstruction process usually requires two or more operations.
Breast-Reconstruction Surgery | Conditions & Treatments | UT Southwestern Medical Center
New Patient Appointment. Call Us: New Patient Appointment or The breast-reconstruction team at UT Southwestern Medical Center has pioneered a number of techniques that preserve muscle, minimize recovery time, and reduce pain. The decision to have breast reconstructive surgery goes far beyond what happens in surgery. At UT Southwestern, our goal is to help each patient look and feel her best, long after surgery — applying safe, highly innovative techniques to create breasts that look and feel natural.
Find information and resources for current and returning patients. Learn about clinical trials at MD Anderson and search our database for open studies. The Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center provides cancer risk assessment, screening and diagnostic services. Your gift will help support our mission to end cancer and make a difference in the lives of our patients. Our personalized portal helps you refer your patients and communicate with their MD Anderson care team.
The Omega Breast Center provides world-class, integrative care for breast cancer reconstruction patients from all over the globe. Should you choose our surgeons to provide your reconstruction surgery, we will help make your visit as comfortable and easy as possible. Contact our office online or by phone.