Recovery time depends on you. I have always recovered quickly from surgery. I had my mastectomy with expander and was up and functioning a few days later. Need extra pillows for sleeping as I found it hard to lay flat plus it was difficult to try to sleep on my side.
The surgery will go like this
General surgeon will do the mastectomy
PS surgeon will finish with the expander placement and then close.
How long will you be in the hospital?
What can you expect as far as pain?
Will I have a drain?
How long after will you start the fills?
If things go as planned when can I expect to have the expander exchanged for the implant?
If this is a single mastectomy you need to ask if PS suggests that you have a lift on the opposite side.