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If you have surgery to your breasts you might consider breast reconstruction. There are different types, with different benefits and risks. We're still working to get our information about breast reconstruction ready for our new site. In the meantime, you can still get information and advice from our existing site.
A breast implant can be put under the chest muscle to create a new breast shape.
Reconstruction using your own tissue can give a natural feel to reconstructed breasts.
A new breast shape can be made from muscle, fat and skin taken from the back. This is called an LD flap.
A new breast shape may be created using a flap of skin, fat and sometimes muscle from your tummy area.
New breast shapes can be made from fat and skin taken from your buttock or thighs.
Lipomodelling involves a doctor injecting fat from elsewhere in your body into your reconstructed breast to improve the look and feel of it.
If a large amount of tissue is removed from your breast, reconstructive surgery can improve how your breasts look.
Some women have an operation on their natural breast so that the reconstructed and natural breasts look as similar as possible.
Nipple reconstruction is usually done 4-6 months after breast reconstruction.
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