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The amount of time needed to complete a breast reconstruction can vary depending on how many surgeries you need, and what other cancer treatment you need.  In cases of immediate reconstruction with a direct to implant technique or using your natural tissues the reconstruction is nearly complete the day of your mastectomy.  Even in a two stage reconstruction, typically the reconstruction can be completed within a few months.  In cases where radiation therapy is used, the reconstruction may be delayed by six months, or more as your tissues recover from the effects of radiation.


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Reconstructive Timeline

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