Questions abound for women considering breast reconstruction surgery. The most important include now versus later and the choice between breast implants or autologous reconstruction, using a woman’s own tissue.

Whichever decisions a woman makes about her surgical options, it’s imperative that she understands what to expect from the surgery, recovery and how her new breast will look and feel, said Dr. Constance M. Chen, board-certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist in New York City.

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