When part of the breast or the entire breast must be removed due to cancer, many women worry they will feel less feminine. Breast reconstruction at MacNeal can restore the breast in a manner that looks and feels completely natural.
Our expertly trained team of reconstruction professionals utilizes the most advanced surgical techniques available to help you achieve the natural look you want – and the thriving, productive, normal life you deserve.
Available procedures include:
- Autologous Reconstruction
Tissue from other parts of the body is used to recreate the breast.
- Autologous Reconstruction with Implant
This procedure uses an implant placed under the tissue to increase the size and enhance the shape of the reconstructed breast.
- Implant-Only Reconstruction
A balloon-like tissue expander is placed in the mastectomy area and is slowly filled with saline solution over several visits until it can be replaced with a permanent implant.