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How is breast reconstruction done after mastectomy?

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Dr. Alex Lechtman
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Lots of ways

There are many options these days for reconstruction; some simple and some complex depending on each patients needs and desires.
Talk with a plastic surgeon or try www.Plasticsurgery.Org. Good luck.

In brief: Lots of ways

There are many options these days for reconstruction; some simple and some complex depending on each patients needs and desires.
Talk with a plastic surgeon or try www.Plasticsurgery.Org. Good luck.
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Dr. Alex Lechtman
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Dr. Marc Polecritti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several options

A complete history and exam are needed to determine the best procedure for each individual.
Flaps or tissue transferred from another part of the body can be used to reconstruct the breast. Or expansion and subsequent implant placement can also be performed.

In brief: Several options

A complete history and exam are needed to determine the best procedure for each individual.
Flaps or tissue transferred from another part of the body can be used to reconstruct the breast. Or expansion and subsequent implant placement can also be performed.
Dr. Marc Polecritti
Dr. Marc Polecritti
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Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Several options

Breast reconstruction uses the patient's own tissue (from another part of the body) or a breast implant.
More than 1 surgery is usually needed to complete the reconstruction. The degree of scarring, recovery and risks vary depending on the technique used. The nipple and areola can also be reconstructed. Some patients also have surgery on the other breast for best symmetry.

In brief: Several options

Breast reconstruction uses the patient's own tissue (from another part of the body) or a breast implant.
More than 1 surgery is usually needed to complete the reconstruction. The degree of scarring, recovery and risks vary depending on the technique used. The nipple and areola can also be reconstructed. Some patients also have surgery on the other breast for best symmetry.
Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Tram flap

One of the common methods is by using the tram flap which is use of patients own abdominal muscle and skin paddle to create breast mound.

In brief: Tram flap

One of the common methods is by using the tram flap which is use of patients own abdominal muscle and skin paddle to create breast mound.
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
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