A woman in the United States has a 1 in 8 (12%) chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer over her lifetime. Fortunately, there are many options available to reconstruct the breast after mastectomy for breast cancer. Often, an additional procedure (breast lift or reduction) is necessary on the unaffected breast to provide better symmetry. There are many options and choices when it comes to the timing and technique for breast reconstruction and thus it is important that you be well informed to make the right decision that is right for you. Dr. Schoemann and his office will make sure all of your questions are answered adequately so that a treatment plan can be designed for your specific needs.