Definitions for "Breast reconstruction"
Creation of an artificial breast by a plastic surgeon after mastectomy
Reconstruction of the breast or breasts after breast cancer surgery is an option many women choose. There are several approaches for breast reconstruction including the use of implants or tissue donated from other parts of the body such as abdomen, thighs, hips and/or buttocks. The nipple and areola are also reconstructed usually in a separate operation or may be cosmetically tattooed to match the other or original breasts.
The creation or insertion of a breast shape or mound using surgical techniques, after a total mastectomy.