Interviewing plastic surgeons for a mastectomy procedure can be a difficult process. Finding the right plastic surgeon for any procedure can seem daunting because of the large number of well-qualified candidates and the fear of selecting a poorly-qualified candidate. However, when selecting plastic surgeons for a mastectomy, this complicated selection process may be made even more difficult if there is a sense of urgency and a need to select a surgeon quickly. Patients may start the selection process by asking the doctor handling the cancer treatment for recommendations for a mastectomy plastic surgeon. The patient may ask others who have gone through the process for recommendations.