Breast cancer

02 December 2008

Types of reconstruction

There are prosthetic reconstructions and reconstructions using the patient's tissue.


  • Prosthetic reconstructions: silicon or saline.
  • Reconstructions using the patient’s own tissue: this may be muscle from the back or fat from the tummy.


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