Surviving breast cancer can leave you with a sense of loss following a mastectomy, double-mastectomy or lumpectomy. Breast reconstruction surgery may ease your recovery by helping you look and feel like yourself again. The goal of breast reconstruction surgery is to restore one or both breasts to near normal shape, symmetry and size. This procedure is performed in multiple stages and can begin at the time of mastectomy or be delayed. Reconstruction can utilize a breast implant to help form a new breast mound or use your own tissue from another party of the body to form a new breast. The decision regarding breast reconstruction involves many factors including type of cancer treatment, anatomy and type of mastectomy and will be discussed in full detail so that the best result can be achieved for each patient.