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RECONSTRUCTION: THE FACTS Kate's reconstruction was performed by Paul Banwell at the McIndoe Surgical Centre (0845 2600261, 'Kate's had an implant-based reconstruction,' he explains. 'She was an interesting case; a crossover between reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, to help correct the asymmetry and increase her cup-size. She's had fantastic results.' ? Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or lumpectomy (removal of the lump and surrounding tissue) can be immediate or, especially in cases where chemotherapy or radiotherapy is required, maybe delayed until after treatment.? There are many kinds of reconstruction available. Options vary for each patient. Autologous reconstruction uses skin or tissue from your own body. Non-autologous uses implants or prostheses.

? If you're facing a mastectomy and want to know your options, speak to a plastic surgeon (not just your breast surgeon). Some breast surgeons do reconstructions, but plastic surgeons have more experience in aesthetic reconstruction.? Prices from PS4,600. Reconstruction is also available on the NHS if your mastectomy is part of cancer treatment.
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 7, 2012
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