There are various techniques in which breast reconstruction can be performed. This includes the skin expansion technique where the skin stretched enough to insert a breast implant. The nipple and areola are reconstructed in a later procedure. Another breast reconstruction technique is flap reconstruction. This is where a skin flap is created using tissue taken from other parts of the body, including the back, abdomen or buttocks. Even though the scars do not disappear entirely, they will substantially fade over time. You can discuss the details of the procedure with your surgeon during a private consultation.