What are the different types of reconstruction?
Your breast can be reshaped with an implant (saline or silicone) or with your own autologous tissue (when fat and/or muscle from your back, abdomen or buttocks is used to form the breast). Your surgeon may use tissue expanders to create room in your breast pocket for an implant before placing the final implant during breast reconstruction. Some women do not require tissue expanders before receiving a breast implant. Ask your surgeon if you are a candidate for tissue expanders or direct implant placement
If your nipple is removed during your mastectomy, your plastic surgeon may also be able to recreate the look and color of a nipple.