Breast reconstruction: introduction

This short animation is an introduction to a series of clips that aim to give you an idea of what you can expect from a breast reconstruction procedure after having a mastectomy.

The clips are not designed to be especially detailed or scientific, but to give you an idea of how the process of breast reconstruction works and which areas of your body are likely to be affected.

There are a range of techniques used  to reconstruct the breast and the right one for you will depend on your individual circumstances. 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

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