The procedure can be done immediately (at the time of the mastectomy) or delayed until you have completely recovered from the operation and chemotherapy or radiation.
Whether you have had radiation, or if radiation is likely, is a key piece of information for the surgeon because radiation affects human tissue and may adversely affect the surgical options available.
Recovery depends on the path chosen but can be 2 to 6 weeks.
Yes. Insurers are required to cover post-mastectomy reconstruction under the Women’s Health Act of 1998.
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