For women who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy, breast reconstruction surgery helps restore the appearance of the breasts. Research has shown that the procedure can improve quality of life and boost a woman’s self-esteem.
“Breast reconstruction helps restore patients’ satisfaction with their bodies by making them more comfortable in their clothing and allowing them to regain confidence in relation to intimacy and sexuality,” says Michael Alperovich, MD, a Yale Medicine plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
At Yale Medicine, we have deep expertise in a wide variety of breast reconstruction procedures. We help women who’ve had surgery for breast cancer or need breast reconstruction for other reasons decide on the approach that will best address their needs.