Breast Reconstruction Breast Reconstruction surgery is the reconstruction of the breast (or both) following a mastectomy. The mastectomy is performed by a Breast Surgeon and in some cases, Dr Corrigan can perform the breast reconstruction immediately after the Breast Surgeon has performed the mastectomy. In other cases, the reconstruction is carried out much later. The best time to carry out a breast reconstruction will be discussed during a consultation with Dr Corrigan. Dr Corrigan creates the new breast mound by using either an artificial implant or tissue from the patient’s own body. There are many factors that determine the best type of breast reconstruction for a patient, including age, body shape and general health. Breast Reconstruction usually requires more than one procedure in stages.