Dr. Stacey June, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Advanced Specialty Care, shares what mastectomy & breast reconstruction options may be available to help improve breast symmetry, breast size & shape and restore self confidence.
The type of mastectomy you have could change your reconstruction options. Mastectomy options include:
- Skin Sparing: Most women today qualify for skin sparing mastectomy, which leaves some skin for the plastic surgeon to use in the reconstructive surgery.
- Nipple Sparing: The breast surgeon shells out the breast tissue while leaving the skin, nipple & areola for the plastic surgeon to use in the reconstructive surgery.
- Reduction Patterned: This surgery can help reduce the size & elevate the breast in a mastectomy patient who is starting with large, droopy breasts.
Be sure to discuss your options with your breast surgeon or breast oncologist.