There are several plastic surgery options for breast reconstruction. The objective is, of course, to give the breast its natural appearance and size after a mastectomy.
Although breast reconstruction can rebuild your breast, the results are highly variable :
- A reconstructed breast will not feel the same as the breast it replaces.
- Visible incision lines will always be present on the breast after a reconstruction or mastectomy.
- Some surgical techniques will leave incision lines at the donor site, commonly located in less exposed areas of the body such as the back, abdomen or buttocks.
Note on symmetry: Symmetry surgeries are also covered by the RAMQ. In addition, a breast lift, breast reduction or breast augmentation may be recommended for the opposite breast to improve symmetry in size and position for the two breasts.