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Preparation and Recovery

This section outlines the many options available and information about reconstructing breasts following mastectomy.

Preparing for surgery

Choosing a method of reconstruction is very personal. Each procedure has advantages and disadvantages. Not all surgeons perform all procedures, and often, surgeons recommend only the techniques they perform. The most important actions a woman considering reconstruction can take is to learn about her options, decide which is best for her, then consult with and choose a surgeon who is experienced and expert in the technique she prefers. The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook, our Post Mastectomy Photo Gallery and Show & Tell Book are great tools to help women decide which reconstruction options they

FORCE has a mastectomy surgery check-list to help women prepare for prophylactic surgery and reconstruction.

Updated 12/27/16

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