Breast Reconstruction

If your breast cancer treatment includes surgery, you might choose breast reconstruction surgery as a way to restore the shape and look of your breast.

Not every breast cancer patient opts for reconstruction surgery, but if you choose it, our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons will work with you to evaluate your best options and answer any questions, from how to coordinate the procedure around radiation and infusion treatments to how long recovery should take.


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How Breast Reconstruction Works

There are different types of breast reconstruction surgery, depending on the type of procedure used to remove the cancer.

If you opt for breast implants – made of saline or silicone - to reconstruct the shape of your breast, it can be done as part of the cancer surgery or started during that surgery and completed in a separate procedure later. There are two kinds of implants. Both have a silicone shell, but are filled with either saline (sterile saltwater) or silicone gel.


Reconstruction Using Your Body Tissue

Surgeons can rebuild the shape of your breast after cancer surgery using tissue from other parts of your body such as your back, buttocks or thighs to rebuild the breast shape.

Called a tissue-flap procedure or autologous tissue reconstruction, this procedure results in a more natural feeling and looking breast because the tissue is your own. If you are interested in this procedure, your surgeon will evaluate you to determine if you’re eligible.

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A member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, we provide innovative care close to home.

We offer the latest treatments through our ongoing membership in the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Alliance, which gives you access to the latest standards of care and clinical trials.

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Support at the Cancer Institute

The Cancer Institute offers whatever you and your family need on your journey, whether it’s access to an oncology social worker, a nurse navigator to coordinate your care or the support of our Patient and Family Resource Center.

Meet our Breast Reconstruction Specialists:

Brian Allen

4.9

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
Plainville, CT 06062
Alan Babigian

4.9

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
Farmington, CT 06032
More Locations
Hartford, CT 06106
Valerie Brutus Lucenti

4.9

Breast Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center
St. Vincent's Medical Center - Breast Health Center
Bridgeport, CT 06606
More Locations
Wilton, CT 06410
Trumbull, CT 06611
Charles Castiglione

4.9

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
Farmington, CT 06032
More Locations
Hartford, CT 06106
Breanna Cavanaugh

 

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Medical Group Backus Medical Office Building
Norwich, CT 06360
Alex Cech

4.8

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
Farmington, CT 06032
More Locations
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Hartford, CT 06106
Elizabeth Craig

4.9

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center
St. Vincent's Medical Center - Breast Health Center
Bridgeport, CT 06606
More Locations
Westport, CT 06880
Milford, CT 06461
Orlando Delucia

4.9

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
Farmington, CT 06032
More Locations
Torrington, CT 06790
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Hartford, CT 06106
Kevin Maguire

4.9

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Medical Group Backus Medical Office Building
Norwich, CT 06360
Steven Smith

4.8

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
Farmington, CT 06032
More Locations
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Daniella Vega

 

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
Farmington, CT 06032
More Locations
Plainville, CT 06062
Avon, CT 06001

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute