Dr. Stutman is pleased to offer many reconstruction options to breast cancer patients. Several methods of reconstruction are availabe to best meet your needs. When decieding what reconstruction is best for you, Dr. Stutman will discuss your expectations and medical/surgical history to formulate an individalized plan. Many women will be candidates for implant based reconstruction, however, some women may require or prefer using their own tissue (usually from the abdomen or back). Depending on discussion with your mastecomy surgeon, medical oncologist, and radiation oncologist the reconstruction can be performed at the same time as your mastectomy, or at a later date.
More information can be obtained from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons link below.