What can I expect after a mastectomy? Ask The Kit

,I’m having a mastectomy, can I expect my breasts to look the same again?“- Terry, Toronto

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What a big and important topic, Terry. First of all, I’m sorry you’re going through this. This is a topic that we don’t talk about enough. Even if it hasn’t happened to us personally, I’d venture that there are very few of us who haven’t had breast cancer in our lives, because so many of us think that family and How to help friends, and to understand what’s happening to them.

We are very fortunate this week to have access to the expertise of Dr. Tony Zhong, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the University Health Network. She is also an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and the inaugural Belinda Stronach chair in breast cancer reconstructive surgery. I am grateful that she can take the time to talk us through the complex and ever-changing landscape of reconstructive options faced by women undergoing a breast…