Breast Reconstruction After a Lumpectomy: Patricia Velasques’s Story
21 Mar 2016
So often, when we talk about breast reconstruction, we focus the conversation on the options available to women who’ve had a mastectomy. This makes sense, because without a doubt, these women face profound changes in their shape that can impact so much of their day-to-day life. However, breast reconstruction can also occur for women who’ve had a lumpectomy (sometimes referred to as a breast-conserving surgery). Lumpectomy reconstruction is a personal choice. However, when a woman’s scars and shape, regardless of the type of surgery that has been had, get in the way of her enjoyment of her body, breast reconstruction is a valid option.
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