Most breast reconstructions are due to mastectomy. A reconstructed breast does not have the sensations of a natural breast. However, proper surgery does give a result that looks like a breast. Most women who have had the surgery are glad they did.
The type of reconstruction surgery is going to depend on your body type, age, and cancer treatment. Breast reconstruction takes more than one surgery. Other steps may include:
- Changing the shape or size of the reconstructed breast
- Adding a nipple for true cosmetics
- Operating on the opposite breast to achieve symmetry