If you've had or will be having a mastectomy (or in some cases, lumpectomy), you're likely facing decisions about whether or not to have breast reconstruction, and if so, what type and when. Deciding whether or not to have a breast reconstructed is a very personal choice. Take the time you need to learn about how breast reconstruction might affect you, both emotionally and physically, before you decide to have the surgery.
Learn about different surgical options and the medical and personal issues around breast reconstruction.
Intro medically reviewed by: Brian Wojciechowski, M.D.
Last review date: November 22, 2020
Posted on: Feb 7, 2013 09:06AM - edited Apr 6, 2021 02:43PM by Moderators
The main Breastcancer.org site features great, extensive information about Breast Reconstruction, including:
Some popular Discussion Board threads have great info as well, and give you the opportunity to discuss with others who have had reconstruction or are also considering it:
Some members have offered to share their stories about deciding on reconstruction or the lack thereof. Read their stories in Member Stories About Reconstruction Decisions.
We hope this helps!