Breast Reconstruction

What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is the rebuilding of a breast, typically in women. It involves using autologous tissue or prosthetic material to construct a natural-looking breast. Often this includes the reformation of a natural-looking areola and nipple. This procedure involves the use of implants or tissue taken from other parts of the woman's body.

After surgery your doctor will recommend what type of bra is best to wear. One common recommendation is to wear a surgical bra. A medical-grade compression bra holds the breast in place while healing and can help with proper drainage. You may also be advised to wear a wirefree bra or sports bra without underwire. Always follow your doctors instructions, advice, and recommendations during the healing process.

Keep in mind that your new breasts will not fit into a bra the same way your original breasts did. The shape and size of reconstructed breasts differ from natural breast tissue and the bra size and styles you were used to prior surgery may not work for you now. That's why it's important to be fitted by a professional bra fitter to determine the best size for you.