Women who have lost one or both breasts to cancer or other disease may decide to have breast reconstructive surgery. Under some circumstances, immediate reconstruction can be performed.
Breast reconstruction involves restoring the breast to its normal shape and size with implants, autologous tissue (tissue from your own body), or a combination of both. Nipple reconstruction can be performed at a later time.
NOTE: It is always recommended to check with your insurance provider in advance. Winona Health’s business office specialists can work with you and your insurance company to determine insurance coverage.