Breast Reconstruction Surgery for Women With Breast Cancer

Breast cancer affects 1 in 9 Canadian women. Lumpectomy and mastectomy are important surgeries (where some or all of the breast tissue and nipple are removed) to manage cancer and reduce risk. In addition, some women may require chemotherapy and radiation in addition to their breast surgery. Breast reconstruction does not interfere with the treatment of breast cancer or surveillance for recurrence.

Helping breast cancer patients regain confidence.

Women with breast cancer are often referred to me to discuss options for reconstruction. This is a challenging time, both physically and emotionally. After a lumpectomy or mastectomy, the goals of reconstruction are to improve breast symmetry in clothing and to improve your confidence and self-image.

The breast reconstruction process.

There are several different types of surgery used to reconstruct the breast. These include using a breast implant, or your own tissue (from your abdomen or back). This can involve several operations and even though the appearance and sensitivity of the breast will not be the same, my goal is for the best possible outcome. It is important to know that not all patients are candidates for all types of breast reconstruction. It is also important to have realistic goals.

The decision to have breast reconstruction is a personal one and I work as part of a team with General Surgeons and Oncologists to achieve the best possible outcome from your surgeries. We are available to answer all of the questions you may have about the breast reconstruction procedure.

(905) 853-6644

581 Davis Drive
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 2P6