What is the recommendation for reconstructive surgery after mastectomy? Is it better to do it asap or wait awhile?
In general, it is better to proceed with IMMEDIATE reconstruction after breast cancer treatment with mastectomy.
Some exceptions are:
a sick patient
a patient who needs radiation
a patient who is not sure if they want to have breast reconstruction
There are certainly other exceptions, but for the most part, immediate reconstruction "gets the ball rolling" and gets your life on track with your breast health!