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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction surgery is the surgical procedure to recover the volume and shape of the breast after a mastectomy and restore the body’s natural appearance once the disease is overcome.

There are two ways to reconstruct breast tissue: with autologous tissue and with a breast implant. Both techniques have particularities and advantages.

The breast reconstruction process generally requires two or more interventions, and will not recreate the exact appearance and sensitivity of the natural breast, but will be able to give the figure of the patient a similar appearance to what it was before the breast removal.

  • Average length: 2-3 hours
  • Most common anesthesia: Regional or general
  • Type of hospitalization: One night in hospital
  • Average recovery time: 2-3 weeks


In order to choose the most suitable surgical technique for the patient, it will be necessary to make an evaluation appointment with Dr. Flores Valdivia to elaborate a medical record and a personalized treatment plan.

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Dr. Flores Valdivia performs a medical
record with an interview and physical
examination, determines a diagnosis
and proposes a medical or surgical
treatment plan for your care.

Plastic Surgery Consultation

1 hr. | $50