Home > Women's Health > Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on May 20, 2008 by MMiller, Views: 6398 Women must always live with the emotional scars of having a mastectomy for breast cancer. Now some doctors are helping them to not live with the physical scar of a mastectomy by performing breast reconstruction at the same time as the mastectomy. Dr. Michael Miller. Ohio State University.