Breast reconstruction after mastectomy

Any advice about breast reconstruction following mastectomy? Not interested in implants. What is recovery time? How successful? Any regrets? Any advice or experience welcome.  Thank you 

  • Hello SuePC

    We have some information on our website about breast reconstruction including information about reconstruction using body tissue. Hopefully, you might find this useful. 

    I know that we have previously had women post about their experiences of non-implant reconstruction. I'd suggest using the forum search function at the top of the page to search for the terms "DIEP" and "reconstruction". There are lots of posts available there that you can read through and may be able to connect with other women who have had this surgery. 

    If you'd like to chat things through with one of our nurses you're welcome to call them on 0808 800 4040, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. 

    I hope that your reconstruction surgery goes well. 

    Best wishes, 
    Cancer Chat moderator