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When you are considering breast reconstruction, you may have more options than you realize. Thanks to new advances in reconstructive surgery, many of which we pioneered right here at Stanford, you have the option of choosing how you want to look after breast cancer treatment.
Advanced breast restoration services for women and men at any stage of breast cancer.
Natural-looking results using smaller incisions, nipple preservation, and the latest reconstructive surgical advances to achieve an aesthetic outcome.
Access to the exclusive SPY™ imaging system to visualize your breast’s unique blood-flow patterns before surgery.
Comprehensive support services, including dedicated care coordination, wellness counseling, and women’s sexual medicine services
Make An Appointment
To make an appointment with a breast cancer specialist, call 650-498-6004.
What Is Breast Reconstruction?
Risks of Breast Reconstruction Surgery
With years of experience, our surgeons take extra precautions for a safe, successful procedure to minimize the risk of complications and side effects. Breast reconstruction risks and possible complications may include, but are not limited to:
Excessive scar tissue
The most common complication of breast implant reconstruction surgery is capsular contracture, which occurs if the scar or capsule around the implant begins to tighten. Capsular contracture can change the appearance and hardness of the breast reconstruction and can sometimes cause pain. Occasionally, this complication can be severe enough to require a second operation.
Breast reconstruction does not increase the chance of breast cancer coming back, nor does reconstruction make it harder to monitor cancer recurrence.
Our breast reconstruction surgeons are strongly committed to excellence in breast reconstruction. If you are considering whether reconstruction surgery is right for you, we are here to help you understand your options and provide information to support your decision-making process.