If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer or if you are at higher risk of breast cancer because of family history or a BRCA gene mutation, you may be considering unilateral or bilateral mastectomy as a treatment option. The mastectomy procedure involves the complete removal of breast tissue from one or both breasts. Though a mastectomy is typically performed to treat existing breast cancer, it can also be utilized as a prophylactic or risk reduction procedure, which decreases the risk of breast cancer developing. There are a number of different mastectomy techniques. If you need a mastectomy, in consultation with your breast surgeon, we can help you determine which type of breast reconstruction procedure is best for you.