Your recovery after surgery will depend on the type of operation you have.
Most women who have breast cancer surgery can go home the same day or the following day. But if you have breast reconstruction at the same time as a mastectomy, you will be in hospital for longer (1–5 days). This will depend on the type of reconstruction operation you have.
After the operation
You’ll be encouraged to get out of bed and start moving around as soon as possible after your operation.