Plastic Surgery Breast Surgery How Does Breast Reconstruction Surgery Work? Share Pin Email Updated April 20, 2016 Breast reconstruction is performed to recreate the breast after surgery. Reconstruction is often practiced after a mastectomy from breast cancer. Learn more about how breast reconstruction surgery works in this video. Up Next Up Next List Overview of Breast Reconstruction Surgery Up Next List Latissimus Dorsi Flap for Breast Reconstruction Up Next List What Are the Pros and Cons of Breast Implant Reconstruction? Up Next Video Are Nipples Effected by Breast Implant Surgery?