My breast was rebuilt by a robot: After Colette"s mastectomy, a pioneering technique restored her confidence

My breast was rebuilt by a robot: After Colette”s mastectomy, a pioneering technique restored her confidence More than 18,000 women have a mastectomy every year in England alone. Colette Hatley, 51, a payroll administrator from Ipswich, was the first in the country to undergo robot-assisted breast reconstruction. THE PATIENT “They give you a tummy tuck and use that removed tissue to tailor a new breast for you,” said Colette Hatley on DIEP flap reconstruction Five years ago, at 47, I was diagnosed with breast cancer