One of your surgeon’s goals is to create a new breast that matches the remaining natural breast. But it can sometimes be very difficult to reproduce the exact size and shape. In such cases, a symmetrisation procedure may be necessary.
What is a symmetrisation procedure?
There are several different procedures available:
Some surgeons prefer to conduct these operations at the time of breast reconstruction – reducing the number of procedures a patient must undergo. However, there’s a chance that the breast will change as it heals, so it may never be identical to the opposite one. This is why many surgeons wait for three months after the initial reconstruction before starting any symmetrisation procedures.