Deciding whether to have breast reconstruction or when to have it will depend on your individual situation. You are the best person to know what feels right for you.
It is important you feel happy with your decision. You can discuss it with your surgeon and breast care nurse. You can also talk about it with a relative or friend you trust. You might want to contact an organisation such as Breast Cancer Care.
Breast reconstruction is available on the NHS. There are many options available.
It is important to discuss your options for breast reconstruction before you have a mastectomy. You do not have to make a definite decision about it at this stage. But it will help the surgeon to plan your initial surgery.