Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy

A Mastectomy is a surgery to remove the entire breast. Some women need this surgery as part of treatment for breast cancer. Other women may choose to have preventative mastectomies (risk-reducing bilateral mastectomy - RRBM) if they are at high risk of breast cancer, for example if they have inherited an alteration in BRCA1 or BRCA2. In this video, Mr Niall McInerney explains the options for reconstruction of the breast following mastectomy.

 

For an insight into the patient experience of mastectomy and reconstruction, please click the link here below to view Elizabeth's story.