pregnancy and breast surgery?

I need a quick question answered.

If you are pregnant and have had mastectomy, with reconstruction, how does it work for the breast increase due to pregnancy and breast feeding? I know if you have had a mastectomy without recon, as there isnt anything there to grow, but not sure about when you get recon.

I have been asked this question from a lady that doesnt have access to a pc, so I thought I would ask on here, and pass it on. I have had double mastectomy, but have never had children so not sure how the body is during pregnancy.

Please advise also if they need to wear a better supportive bra?

Hi puppydog1

I think the Ask the Nurse service may be able to help you on this one. I have posted the link for you below.

Alternatively your friend could call the helpline directly on 0808 800 6000, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturdays 9am - 2pm.

Kind regards,
Louise, Moderator
Breast Cancer Care