Following treatment for breast cancer or in some cases, as a result of risk reduction surgery in genetically susceptible individuals, there are a number of options for breast reconstruction. These can involve implants, using your own tissue or a combination of both. Plastic surgeons are trained in all types of breast reconstruction surgery, including those involving microsurgery. Mr Snell works closely with Mr Richard Dickinson, to offer their patients the full array of breast reconstructive procedures. Of course, each patient is different and the procedure that is right needs to be tailored to the individual's needs.
In some cases, breast reconstruction takes place simultaneously with the mastectomy surgery, and this needs to be planned carefully and communication between all surgeons involved is vital to ensure the best possible outcome.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.