Breast reconstruction may involve use of a breast prosthesis or the patient’s own tissues using cutting-edge microsurgery techniques. Breast reconstruction surgery does not hinder or have an impact upon future breast cancer screenings, checks, or detections. Additionally, it does not increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence.
Some prosthetic implants have been associated with long term complications, including the rare form of cancer known as ALCL.
For these reasons, breast reconstruction surgery is a decision that should not be taken lightly; speak to your doctor and our plastic surgeons who will help you make an informed and well-educated decision regarding the risks and benefits involved with each option.