Home > Medical > Breast Health > Surgery and cancer 02 December 2008 Types of reconstruction There are prosthetic reconstructions and reconstructions using the patient's tissue. 0 Quiz Cancer: are you at risk? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Subscribe Newsletters » Check your breasts How to do a breast self exam Prosthetic reconstructions: silicon or saline. Reconstructions using the patient’s own tissue: this may be muscle from the back or fat from the tummy. More in Medical Treating breast cancer with surgery More: Breast HealthSurgery and cancer advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Threat of Ebola in U.S downplayed by health officials News Short runs pack health benefits Medical Inflammatory muscle disorder may increase risk for heart attack, stroke Medical Penis amputation instead of circumcision Medical Nigerian hospital quarantined after first Ebola death Medical SA health workers urged to be on the lookout for Ebola symptoms From our sponsors Occlusal disease, a modern day dental problem Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Live healthier Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.