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BreastReconstruction

SEE YOURSELF WITH THE SHAPE YOU WANT
AND THE PEACE-OF-MIND YOU NEED

When you’re ready to restore the shape of your breasts, see unrivaled safety,6 one-of-a-kind expanders and the highest rated breast implant brand in the U.S.*

*Among silicone gel breast implants. 97% “Worth It” rating as of December 2020 on realself.com

BreastReconstruction

SEE YOURSELF WITH THE SHAPE YOU WANT
AND THE PEACE-OF-MIND YOU NEED

When you’re ready to restore the shape of your breasts, see unrivaled safety,6 one-of-a-kind expanders and the highest rated breast implant brand in the U.S.*

*Among silicone gel breast implants. 97% “Worth It” rating as of December 2020 on realself.com
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WHAT IS BREAST RECONSTRUCTION?

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that restores the shape and appearance of a breast. You may consider breast reconstruction following a mastectomy or a lumpectomy.

The most common approach is implant-based reconstruction which uses a breast implant to rebuild breast shape.1

Breast reconstruction can either be performed in a one-step procedure, often referred to as direct-to-implant, where the implant is inserted at the time of your mastectomy. Or, more commonly, the reconstruction takes place in two steps.1

Two-Step Reconstruction

During the two-step reconstruction method, a temporary breast tissue expander is used to form a new breast pocket which will eventually hold the long-term breast implant.

STEP 1: EXPANSION

Sterile saline is injected through the expander port to slowly stretch the skin creating a pocket for the breast implant

diagram of breast implant expander

STEP 2: IMPLANTATION

Once the pocket is formed (typically within 2-6 months following surgery) the tissue expander is removed and replaced with a long-term breast implant2

diagram of breast implant expander

STEP 1: EXPANSION

Sterile saline is injected through the expander port to slowly stretch the skin creating a pocket for the breast implant

STEP 2: IMPLANTATION

Once the pocket is formed (typically within 2-6 months following surgery) the tissue expander is removed and replaced with a long-term breast implant2

diagram of breast implant expander
diagram of breast implant expander

Timing

Immediate vs. Delayed Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction can begin at the time of your mastectomy (Immediate) or it can be performed months or years later (Delayed). Timing will depend on your stage of cancer and treatment plan post mastectomy:3

Some Benefits of Immediate Reconstruction3

  • One less surgery and potentially less costs
  • Emotional benefit of beginning reconstruction at same time as your mastectomy

Some Benefits of Delayed Reconstruction3

  • Allows for additional cancer therapies (such as chemo and radiation)
  • More time to consider your reconstruction options

You’ll want to discuss the timing of your breast reconstruction surgery with your doctor. Together you’ll determine your best path forward.

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