Breast reconstruction is an option available to most women faced with physical changes following a mastectomy (surgery to remove a breast). It is intended to enhance your confidence and self-image. The decision to have breast reconstruction is a personal one — it requires careful and thorough consideration. This section provides information about the process of breast reconstruction, including the techniques currently in use, as well as what you can reasonably expect in terms of recovery and results.

For more information and a personal perspective, contact our Breast Cancer Support & Information Team. You can speak to a member of our team who has had breast reconstruction, is knowledgeable about the options and knows first-hand the challenges of living in a post-mastectomy body. Call us, toll-free, at 1.888.778.3100 or send us a message. You may also be interested in Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day – learn more at


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