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What is breast reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is a way to give women who have had a mastectomy a chance to have a normal appearing breast. There are several methods that sugeons use to reconstruct breasts. One is implantation of saline or silicone breast replacement implants under the skin. If there is not enough skin or tissue to do this a surgeon can sometimes take fat, muscle and skin from other areas and use them to make a natural looking breast so that the woman who has had breast cancer may lead as normal a life as possible after treatment for thier cancer.

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