Breast Care Plastic Surgery Clinic
Plastic surgeons at the UCSF Breast Care Plastic Surgery Clinic offer breast reconstruction to women of all ages. Breast reconstruction – surgery to rebuild the shape of a breast – is often an option after mastectomy. Some health insurance plans pay for all or part of the cost of reconstruction, and for surgery to the other breast to make it similar in shape and size.
A reconstructed breast will look like a breast but it won't have natural sensation. If you're thinking about reconstruction, talk with a plastic surgeon before your mastectomy. Some women begin reconstruction at the same time as the mastectomy, while others wait several months or even years.
For more information, see our patient education materials on breast reconstruction.
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
Our research initiatives
Athena Breast Health Network
The Athena Breast Health Network, a collaborative organization that includes UCSF, promotes data sharing to help all partners deliver more effective and personalized care to patients with breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Trials
BreastCancerTrials.org helps match patients who want to participate in breast cancer research with open studies that are right for them.
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Research
UCSF is home to a range of research initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for cancer patients everywhere. This includes research on topics such as immunotherapy, BRCA mutations and molecular diagnostic testing.