Breast reconstruction: technique one – implants

This short animation aims to give you an idea of what you can expect from a breast reconstruction procedure after having a mastectomy.

It shows techniques that use a breast implant. It will show you the different types of breast implant and what to expect from the surgical procedure. You will also see an indication of what scarring you can expect after the procedure is completed and the breast is healed. This scarring will vary according to the procedure and the surgeon who performs the operation.

It is important to bear in mind that these operations are the first stage of any breast reconstruction treatment and you may need more surgery.

The film refers to our latest Breast reconstruction booklet which you can download from our publication pages at http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk

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Choosing a bra after surgery

Breast Cancer Care knows that a breast prosthesis can help restore a woman’s body image after surgery for breast cancer. Watch our step-by-step guide to learn what to look for when choosing a bra after surgery and what to avoid.

There’s also a free booklet covering this available on our website.

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