Breast reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy.
This first patient had a right mastectomy for breast cancer and a left prophylactic (preventive) mastectomy. She had bilateral latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction (flaps of skin/soft tissue and muscle from the back).
This patient had a left mastectomy for breast cancer and TRAM (abdominal) flap reconstruction.
Our third patient had cancer recurrance after lumpectomy and radiation in her right breast. After removal, an expander was used with placement of an implant (right breast) and an augmentation mastopexy (left breast).
The fourth patient had a previous breast augmentation, then (right) breast cancer. Had right mastectomy and then latissimus dorsi (back) flap with tissue expander followed by eventual implant placement, right and left.
Our fifth patient had right breast cancer. She had right mastectomy and left prophylactic mastectomy with latissimus dorsi (back) flaps and tissue expanders. Final stage with removal expanders, placement implants and nipple/areola reconstruction.
The image on the left shows this patient after a left-breast mastectomy and after the first stage of reconstruction with latissimus flap and tissue expander.
The image on the right shows the completed reconstruction after removal of the tissue expander, placement of implant and nipple/areola reconstruction
This sequence shows bilateral mastectomies with delayed reconstruction after chemotherapy. Reconstruction included latissimus dorsi flaps and tissue expanders, followed by expander replacement with implants and nipple-areola reconstruction.