What treatments are available to reconstruct the breast after breast cancer?
There are now many more options for reconstructing a breast which has been treated following breast cancer.
The simplest form of treatment if you have sufficient breast tissue is to remove the breast cancer and at the same time reduce the size of the breast on both sides.
This has the dual benefit of reducing large breasts whilst also removing the cancerous tissue. This technique is only really applicable to people with sufficient breast tissue and to allow for removal while also maintaining an adequate breast shape and size.
This technique was pioneered in France and is known as oncoplastic surgery. The advantage is only one surgical procedure is required and the breast cancer is removed while also maintaining a good breast, volume and shape.