Reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer. Virtually any woman who has lost her breast to cancer can have it rebuilt through reconstructive surgery. With the advancements in breast reconstruction techniques, it is possible for a surgeon to create a breast that looks close to a natural breast. Many patients that receive breast reconstruction have their procedure done at the same time as their mastectomy. This is so the woman wakes up from the procedure without having to see herself with no breast at all. This has become one of the most rewarding surgical procedures available today. However, a woman should check with her breast surgeon and plastic surgeon as to her options and what would be best for her.