Risk Management & Treatment

Breast reconstruction and going flat

After mastectomy, people have the option of leaving the chest flat or having reconstruction surgery to replace the shape and form of breasts. The decision to have reconstruction or go flat is very personal, there is no right or wrong choice that fits everyone.

Many types of reconstruction are available, so it is important for people to learn about the benefits and limitations of each alternative before making a decision.



People making decisions about breast reconstruction or going flat after mastectomy can find peer support through the following resources:

Last updated September 28, 2020