By improving body function and creating a more natural appearance, reconstructive surgery can help improve your self-esteem after treatment for cancer. It is most commonly needed after some types of surgery that remove the cancer. For breast cancer, reconstruction may involve using either implants or a patient’s own tissue (usually fat or muscle from the abdomen). A reconstructive surgeon may also replace tissues and nerves removed during treatment for head/neck and skin cancers.
Reconstructive surgery can help restore people’s lives by bringing back appearance and function. Our goal is to take care of you from your initial cancer diagnosis, through treatment and recovery and help make sure you are able to return to your life feeling whole. There are many types of reconstructive surgeries, all of them with benefits and drawbacks. Your surgeon will discuss your options and what may be best for you.