When you plan for breast reconstruction first make an appointment with me to come and discuss all the options. I will recommend the best procedure and discuss the techniques for the best outcome. We will also discuss when to have it, and whether we do both breasts in order to achieve symmetry. I favour a team approach where we have combined meetings with the cancer surgeons and occasionally oncologists.

Some other factors to consider are your body type, the type of cancer and the other cancer treatments you may have had, your general health, and how soon you expect to recover.