Having breast reconstruction

It will help to know how to prepare for surgery, and what to expect when you're recovering. We're still getting our information about breast reconstruction ready for our new site. While we're working on that you can still find information and advice on our existing site.

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    What is breast reconstruction?

    If you have had or are about to have breast reconstruction, we have information about what to expect.

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    Making your decision

    An important part of making your decision about breast reconstruction is having realistic expectations about the result.

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    Your feelings

    Breast reconstruction surgery can cause many different emotions. It can take time to adjust to your new breast(s).

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    Talking to your surgeon

    Your reconstruction surgeon will explain what types of operation can be done and answer any questions you have.

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    Potential problems with breast reconstruction

    If you have any problems after breast reconstruction surgery, contact your breast care nurse or surgeon for advice.

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    What happens after breast reconstructive surgery?

    Before going home you’ll be told how to look after your breast(s) and wounds. Contact the hospital if you’ve any concerns.