What will my new breast look and feel like?
Reconstructed breasts do not have the same feeling and sensation as natural breasts but often look very much like your natural breast did. Ask your plastic surgeon to show you pictures of the results of the different types of reconstruction you are considering. Most plastic surgeons will have picture books. You can also find more information as well as Before and After pictures online. Talk with women who have had the reconstruction you are interested in on our community boards. It is important to realize that no surgery will make your breasts look the same as they did before, nor will it erase the pain and suffering caused by your breast cancer diagnosis. Reconstruction can be a tool to restoring normalcy in your life and helping you to get back on track. Many women find, however, that moving on has much more to do with personal courage and perseverance to accepting a "new normal".