Dr. Lebovic explains if it's possible to have reconstructive breast surgery at the same time as a mastectomy.
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EmpowHer Asks: If I need a mastectomy, is it possible to reconstruct the breast? Dr. Gail Lebovic Director of Women’s Services for Cooper Clinic We are very fortunate as women to be living in today’s world because we have techniques today that just didn’t exist even when I was a medical student. So, when I was a medical student and a woman had a mastectomy, she usually did not have reconstruction. That has changed completely and now for example, women in my practice, 95% of the time have immediate breast reconstruction at the same time that we treat the cancer and it’s such a wonderful thing that we have because we can offer many different types of reconstruction that look very natural with and without clothes and I just think that we are very fortunate to be living in a time like today.