Every year, thousands of women in the U.S. who are faced with a breast cancer diagnosis have to make the difficult decision to undergo some form of mastectomy, or the partial or complete removal of one or both breasts. In some cases, this surgery can be life-saving and a huge relief. But that often doesn’t negate the emotionally trying process of losing a part of one’s body or accepting new scars.

If you’re curious about getting one or wondering whether they are for you, here’s all you need to know, according to medical and artistic specialists.

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