The goal of breast reconstruction is to restore a women’s sense of self after a breast amputation (mastectomy) or partial mastectomy (lumpectomy). Studies have shown that this procedure has immense psychological benefits including improving a woman’s self-esteem, sense of femininity and reducing anxiety related to their breast cancer diagnosis. Breast reconstruction is covered by the RAMQ.
Breast reconstruction can be performed at the time of mastectomy (immediate reconstruction) or months to years later (delayed reconstruction). There are two ways to make a breast: 1- using breast implants or 2- using your own tissues.
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- Delayed breast reconstruction
- Immediate breast reconstruction
- Reconstruction using implants
- Implant types
- Reconstruction using your own tissues
- Reconstruction using back flap and implant
- Reconstruction for partial mastectomy (lumpectomy)
- Balancing procedures
- Fat grafting
- Nipple reconstruction
- Areolar tattoo