- Surgery to rebuild the shape of the breast after a mastectomy.
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Breast reconstruction — is the rebuilding of a breast, usually in women. It involves using autologous tissue or prosthetic material to construct a natural looking breast. Often this includes the reformation of a natural looking areola and nipple. This procedure involves … Wikipedia
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reconstruction — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ major ▪ complete, total ▪ radical ▪ large, large scale, life size … Collocations dictionary
breast implant — n. manufactured sac filled with saline or silicone gel which is surgically inserted to increase the shape of breast size or for breast reconstruction process after mastectomy … English contemporary dictionary
reconstruction — The computerized synthesis of one or more two dimensional images from a series of x ray projections in computed tomography, or from a large number of measurements in magnetic resonance imaging; several methods are used; the earliest was back… … Medical dictionary