Lumpectomy Reconstruction - Patricia Velasques's Story

Breast Reconstruction After a Lumpectomy: Patricia Velasques’s Story

Breast Reconstruction After a Lumpectomy: Patricia Velasques’s Story

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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Kara's life probably looks the most out of the American ordinary, as she resides with her husband and twin toddler boys in a village in the mountains of Thailand. Besides being fluent in Shan (the ethnic minority language of her husband), she also speaks German and Thai. She enjoys fermenting vegetables, making yogurt, and drinking fresh soy milk from street stands. As the Director of Operations, she's involved in all aspects of the website.