Breast Implants/Breast Reconstruction Information and Side Effects resources
Breast reconstruction is the rebuilding of a breast, usually in women. It involves using autologous tissue or prosthetic material to construct a natural-looking breast. Often this includes the reformation of a natural-looking areola and nipple. This procedure involves the use of implants or relocated flaps of the patient's own tissue. Overview The primary part of the procedure is often be carried out immediately following the mastectomy. As with many other surgeries, those with signifiga ...
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