Q. I’m having a mastectomy, and I don’t really want to just leave it at that. But I also don’t want to fuss around with something I’d have to stuff in my bra. What are my options?
A. There are a surprising number of options these days for women who want a new breast that looks similar to the one they used to have; breast reconstruction is the term doctors give to any procedure that builds a new breast inside your body, then covers it with your own skin. Reconstruction is the way to go if you don’t care to line your bra with a prosthesis (breast form), and you want your body to look as natural and symmetrical as possible, even without clothes.
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