Breast Reconstruction

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • We have an internationally recognized team of reconstructive and cosmetic surgeons.
  • We use the newest methods of breast reconstruction.
  • Our surgeons pioneer highly effective cosmetic surgery techniques.

For women who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy, breast reconstruction surgery helps restore the appearance of the breasts. Research has shown that the procedure can improve quality of life and boost a woman’s self-esteem. 

“Breast reconstruction helps restore patients’ satisfaction with their bodies by making them more comfortable in their clothing and allowing them to regain confidence in relation to intimacy and sexuality,” says Michael Alperovich, MD, a Yale Medicine plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is also an assistant professor of plastic surgery at Yale School of Medicine.

At Yale Medicine, we have deep expertise in a wide variety of breast reconstruction procedures. We help women who’ve had surgery for breast cancer or need breast reconstruction for other reasons decide on the approach that will best address their needs.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.