The goal of breast reconstruction is to restore the breast to near-normal shape, appearance and size. Because every woman is unique, a plastic surgeon can help you determine what will help you look and feel your best.
A variety of reconstructive techniques are available depending on your breast cancer treatment plans, aesthetic goals and medical condition. The number one goal is curing the cancer, but you should also consider how your medical decisions may affect your future aesthetic options.
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy is part of the treatment of the disease. By having a plastic surgeon as part of your medical team, you can rest assured that you are preserving your options whether you are considering breast reconstruction soon after your mastectomy or several years later.
PeaceHealth Medical Group Plastic Surgery, home of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Allen Gabriel serves Southwest Washington and the Portland Metro area. Visit their website
for detailed information on breast reconstruction.