Breast reconstruction is a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure for women who have lost one or both breasts due to genetic susceptibility or breast cancer. When faced with a mastectomy, it’s normal to feel anxious, sad and uncertain about giving up a part of your body. Your breasts may be closely tied to your sense of femininity, your sexuality, your confidence, your self-image and your motherhood experience in case of breastfeeding.
If you choose to undergo breast reconstruction, you also need to decide when the procedure will take place. Breast reconstruction can be performed either at the time of the mastectomy (immediate reconstruction) or sometime afterward (delayed reconstruction).