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Breast reconstruction - know your options

Recorded Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Breast reconstruction surgery recreates the shape of the breast following a mastectomy or, occasionally, breast conserving surgery. It can be done at the same time as your surgery (immediate reconstruction) or as a separate procedure at a later time, even many years later (delayed reconstruction). There are many different options available for reconstruction and much to consider so it can seem overwhelming. Some women decide breast reconstruction is not for them. This sometimes called “staying flat”.

The decision is a personal one. It is an individual choice whether a woman wants to have a breast reconstruction, go flat or wear a breast prosthesis. It is important to be comfortable with your decision and your body’s look and feel. This webcast will explore the current options and issues affecting women considering breast reconstruction. Hear from leading experts, as well as a woman who has chosen the option of “staying flat”.