What are the advantages and disadvantages to immediate breast reconstruction?

Many women undergo breast reconstruction immediately after breast cancer surgery. Some women wish to avoid subsequent reconstructive surgeries as well as waking up from surgery with the loss of either one of both breasts. However, many women feel they need more time to decide on a type of breast reconstruction in order to consider all options. Immediate reconstruction may not be an option with some treatments or when radiation is required. Make sure to research all options thoroughly and give it careful thought. You might consider discussing with other women who have had reconstructive surgery to determine what is best for you.