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Breast Reconstruction:
About Your Surgery

What to expect

Surgery planning for any procedure begins with an overall health evaluation to minimise possible surgical risks including:

  • a complete history of all health disorders, medications, and allergies
  • a possible collaborate with your primary care provider for any additional information
  • blood testing and a baseline mammogram for women over the age of 35 or those with a family history of breast cancer may be recommended


Information regarding the following will be shared with you during your pre-operative visit:

  • explanation of surgical procedure
  • review and discussion on risks and complications
  • what to expect after surgery (see next section for some more information)
  • there will probably be forms (such as consent forms) to sign
  • you will get guidelines for eating, drinking, medications and exercise before and after surgery
  • on day of surgery ensure you have arrangements for any required aftercare and/or transportation post-surgery

The surgeon may also share information on incision site, implant placement and implant size/shape/type.