This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question.
Question: I had my cancer treatments and mastectomy at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. My oncologist there told me that my existing breast would be reduced and lifted during the reconstruction of the right breast. Do you improve the existing breast during reconstruction?
Answer: Thanks for your question. Yes it is often necessary to adjust the opposite breast to match the reconstruction and achieve symmetry. In our practice we often perform that step during the second stage.
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