An implant reconstruction uses a gel filled breast form to create a new breast. Using your own tissue, called a tissue flap, a section of skin, fat and muscle is moved from your stomach, back or other area of your body to your chest area and shaped into a new breast.
Immediate reconstruction means that the procedure begins at the same time as the mastectomy so that the process is already underway. A delayed reconstruction takes place after other treatments such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy are completed. This also allows you more time if you need to consider your options.
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