Breast reconstruction is a procedure that can help restore your confidence, self-esteem, and the appearance and feel of breasts that have been removed with a single or double mastectomy.

The time it takes you to recover from breast reconstruction varies depending on the type of reconstruction you have. In most cases, you’ll spend about two weeks recovering from implant surgery, and several weeks recovering from a flap procedure, which is when your breasts are rebuilt using skin, fat, and muscle tissue from another part of your body.