[en] Breast reconstruction is now an integral part of breast cancer treatment. There are several different procedures that make use of flaps or prostheses, or a combination of the two. Which of these procedures is indicated depends on the sequelae of the initial treatment and the patient's wishes and morphology. However, the constraints caused by the prosthetic material and the now regular use of microsurgical techniques have greatly favoured the purely autologous options. The different surgical techniques and their respective advantages and disadvantages will be described, before considering the timing of the various stages of the procedure. We will also give a summary of our experience with free flaps.