A mastectomy is a surgery we do for patients with breast cancer. That’s when you remove parts of your breast or the whole breast.
Yes, we do use implants and we use them immediately. So you can have a mastectomy and we can use the implant to do a reconstruction, or it can also be used in a delayed fashion.
Some patients have a mastectomy done but no reconstruction and they come back at a later date for a reconstruction. So yes, implants are always an option.