For women whose breasts are abnormally large, mismatched, or lost to disease, reconstructive breast surgery offers restoration.
Reconstructive procedures are performed to replace absent breast tissue (developmental or after mastectomy), improve large size differences (asymmetry) between right and left breast, to reduce the size and weight of overgrown, heavy, burdensome breasts (reduction mammaplasty), to correct inverted nipples and other nipple problems, and for other indications.
Breast Reconstructive Procedures include:
- Replacement of a missing breast by tissue expansion
- Replacement of a missing breast by moving skin and fat from another area of the body to the chest
- Augmentation or shaping an abnormal breast by fat transfer
- Reducing abnormally large breasts that are causing physical discomfort
- Symmetrizing breasts that match poorly in size, shape, and/or position on the chest