Broadly speaking, there are three types of breast reconstruction techniques. The method that’s best for you will depend on a number of factors, including whether or not you want immediate results, the characteristics and staging of your cancer, and your own preference.
Breast reconstruction techniques
BR WITH IMPLANT SURGERY
Using an implant to rebuild the breast requires the least amount of surgery of all the reconstruction techniques. Both the length of the surgery and your time of recovery are usually shorter.
BR WITH FLAP SURGERY
Breast reconstruction using your own tissue involves transferring a flap of skin, fat and sometimes muscle from another part of your body to your chest wall to create a breast shape.