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Who is a candidate for breast reconstruction?

Dr. Hicks discusses who could be a candidate for breast reconstruction. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Anyone who has had a lumpectomy or a mastectomy to remove breast tissue is a candidate for breast reconstruction surgery, according to Premier Health Specialists’ (PHS) physicians.

A patient interested in breast reconstruction needs to be in generally good health and understand the possible risks of the surgery, said the PHS physicians.

Some women choose to wait awhile after their lumpectomy or mastectomy to have the surgery, according to the PHS physicians. There isn’t a specific cut-off date for when a woman can decide to have reconstruction surgery.

For more information about breast reconstruction surgery and who is a candidate for the procedure, talk with your doctor.

Learn more:

Source: Susan Davis-Brown, MD, Brookville Family Care; Dori Thompson, MD, Springboro Family Medicine; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Joshua Ordway, MD, Franklin Family Practice; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Douglas Gaker, MD, Premier Urology Center; J. Scott Wilcher, MD, North Dayton Surgeons; Todd Hicks, Premier Plastic Surgeons; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Kenneth Reed, DO, Premier Gastroenterology Specialists; Thomas Heck, MD, Gem City Surgical Breast Cancer Center

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