Breast reconstruction with an implant is the most applied surgery after a mastectomy.
Technically the surgery is a relatively simple procedure. The implant is placed in a sub-pectoral pocket. The method is most appropriate for women with small non-ptotic breasts.
Loss of a breast following a mastectomy creates a feeling of being less feminine in some women. Breast reconstruction can strengthen the self-image and is therefore a good option after mastectomy.
- A patient's desire for reconstruction of the breast after mastectomy.
- Previous irradiation can be a relative contraindication
- To improve self-image
- Cosmetic appearance
- Anatomical balance