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Should I have my breasts reconstructed?

Breast reconstruction rebuilds breast shape after a breast cancer surgery. Reconstruction is a choice for women after breast cancer, but the decision for each woman is uniquely personal.

Listen to Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Mr Nakul Patel and Mr Gerald Gui and Breast Specialist Nurse Miss Laura Spence talk through the general options available with Breast Reconstruction.


Some choose reconstruction for practical reasons like a better clothing fit or an aversion to breast prostheses. While for others, the choice for breast reconstruction is centered around confidence, sexuality and body image. At MENTOR®, we understand your journey is uniquely personal and want you to feel confident along the way with tools to help you in the decision-making process.

What are my options?

The options for you will be discussed with your surgeons who will take in to account your specific needs and wishes. Together you will reach a decision on what is best for you.

Breast reconstruction often involves more than one procedure performed in stages, and it can either begin at the time of mastectomy or be delayed until a later date. There are a number of factors that can determine the timing and optimal method of breast reconstruction including the type of your mastectomy, other oncologic treatments that you will need, and your body type.

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