Hello, there. Thought I would issue a quick reply to your question. Lots of ladies seem to be out this week-end or someone would have already replied.
Yes, that is what "reconstruction" means. After the breast is removed, there are several techniques that can be used to "build" another breast. Sometimes it can be coordinated with the mastectomy and at other times, breast reconstruction is done later. There are positives and negatives to each type of reconstruction. Some use implants, and others use your own tissue to do the reconstruction. Firstly, I'd get through the mammos and u/s. Most of these issues turn out to be negative, so let's not worry about these things until you get through with testing. Please feel free to come here and keep us updated on your progress as well as your feelings. It can be a stressful time.
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