A breast cancer diagnosis and the many decisions that follow are challenging

It’s common to struggle with feelings of uncertainty and loss after a mastectomy. The complex nature of it all can make it difficult to know what breast reconstruction options are best. 

Considering all your options is an important part of helping you feel whole again following treatment. Thankfully, new techniques and technology have advanced the field of breast reconstruction. A multidisciplinary team of experts working closely with you can provide the most holistic approach to care possible. 

Nebraska Medicine plastic and reconstructive surgeons can create a reconstructed breast that comes as close as possible to the appearance of the natural breast. Offering some of the most sophisticated breast reconstruction options available today, including microvascular surgery, breast reconstruction can be performed at the time of your mastectomy or later.

The best option for you will depend on your goals and what meets your personal needs. Options may include one or a combination of the following:

  • Breast reconstruction with tissue expansion and implant placement 
  • Breast reconstruction with your body’s own abdominal tissue
  • Breast reconstruction with a variety of flap approaches 

Learn more about breast reconstruction options.

What to expect at your first visit

During your first visit, you'll meet with the team of reconstructive specialists who will be involved in your care. They will learn about what matters most to you, answer your questions and translate the latest advances in breast cancer care into a plan personalized for you.

Your initial appointment will include:

  • Talking through your medical history
  • A discussion about your personal breast reconstruction goals
  • Exploring your options and the limitations of each option
  • What your expected course of treatment will look like

Why you should choose Nebraska Medicine for breast reconstruction

Whether you are continuing your journey as an existing breast cancer patient or are looking for reconstructive options in the region, the Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic is designed to provide you with the best personalized treatment plan in an environment that is personal, private and positive.

Our multidisciplinary team of experts help each patient navigate through the many decisions available in breast cancer treatment and breast reconstructive surgery in a collaborative approach that is based on a woman’s personal choices. Utilizing leading-edge techniques, including DIEP microvascular surgery, women are provided the most advanced breast reconstruction options available today.

A host of amenities and supportive services are also available to help address a patient’s physical, educational, emotional and spiritual needs providing a more complete and holistic approach to care.

Our Locations

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  • Breast reconstruction options and how they're performed

    Watch an animation of a breast reconstruction surgery, and download our breast reconstruction booklet.

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  • One Day, One Plan visits

    During your One Day, One Plan visit, you'll meet with the specialists who are involved in your care in one setting, at one appointment.

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  • Cancer support services

    From support groups to wellness centers to help you with the physical and emotional changes you're experiencing, see a list of all our supportive services for cancer patients.

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  • Sensation restoration after a mastectomy

    Sensation restoration is on the frontier of breast reconstruction. Breast and nipple sensation is important both for protective as well as sexual function.

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  • Our Breast Cancer team

    Our multidisciplinary breast cancer team includes a wide variety of oncologists, surgeons, geneticists, nurses, radiologists and pathologists who will work together to care for you.

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