While mastectomy is a traumatic experience for any woman, breast reconstruction is an alternative for women of any age whose health is good enough to tolerate a general anesthetic.
There are two basic ways of reconstructing a breast or both breasts:
- Prosthetic implants
- Using your own tissue
Read more information about breast reconstruction from the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Watch Dr Bovill discussing the importance of Breast Reconstructive Awareness (BRA) Day on Global News Morning BC