Breast reconstructioninfo-icon is optional surgeryinfo-icon to rebuild the size and shape of the breast using body fat, muscle or an implantinfo-icon. It can also replace your nippleinfo-icon and areolainfo-icon, the dark area around the nipple. Reconstruction does not treat breast cancer, but it also does not increase your risk of cancer returning.

Most reconstruction occurs after mastectomyinfo-icon, but it may be possible after lumpectomyinfo-icon and radiation therapyinfo-icon. Sometimes reconstruction can be done at the same time as a mastectomy. It is also possible to wait weeks, months or even years before having reconstruction.

Look below for more information from LBBC about reconstruction.