helping you understand your surgical options
If you choose to have a lumpectomy, there are several reconstruction options available to you; you may also decide not to have any reconstruction done. There is no standard reconstruction approach after a lumpectomy, the options depend on your previous treatments and what you hope to achieve with your reconstruction. Your plastic surgeon can provide details about options that may be appropriate for you. The following three procedures outlined below are the most common after a lumpectomy.
Uses fat tissue from other parts of the body to fill in small dents left by a lumpectomy
Tissue flap is used from other parts of the body
“I had a hard time feeling comfortable with something that wasn’t my own flesh filling up a gap that had been left by my lumpectomy. No matter how many bras I tried it in I just couldn’t get used to the weight and feel. I think now that part of that is that it was just too big. I now actually have a much smaller one and it is much better and feels more like me but I still don’t wear it all the time, sports bras fit me fine without it and are a big part of my daily wear.”