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Will breast reconstruction leave scars on other areas of my body from borrowed tissue?

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Dr. Ergun Kocak
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Scarring

Thank you for your question.
While breast reconstruction procedures can help to restore the appearance of breasts after mastectomy, most procedures will require the use of surgical techniques that require some scarring. Some procedures, such as implant or tissue expander breast reconstruction, limit the amount of scarring by using the same scar as the mastectomy.

In brief: Scarring

Thank you for your question.
While breast reconstruction procedures can help to restore the appearance of breasts after mastectomy, most procedures will require the use of surgical techniques that require some scarring. Some procedures, such as implant or tissue expander breast reconstruction, limit the amount of scarring by using the same scar as the mastectomy.
Dr. Ergun Kocak
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Dr. Ergun Kocak
Other operations which borrow tissue from other parts of the body will require a scar to be made elsewhere on the body. Fortunately, most of these operations produce a scar that can be concealed by clothing. For example, the DIEP flap borrows tissue from the lower abdomen for breast reconstruction, leaving a scar that is usually easily covered up by pants and underwear.
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If your abdomen is used, the scar will be like a tummy tuck scar, in the lower abdomen and around the belly button.
If it is taken from your back, it is in your back and can be placed in a way to hide it under the bra.

In brief: Yes

If your abdomen is used, the scar will be like a tummy tuck scar, in the lower abdomen and around the belly button.
If it is taken from your back, it is in your back and can be placed in a way to hide it under the bra.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Robert Whitfield
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Breast Cancer

There is a way to use fat from liposuction for breast reconstruction.
The first stage is performed at the time of mastectomy. About 200cc of fat can be placed into each pectoralis muscle. Using the brava after the mastectomy wound has healed future sessions of fat grafting can be planned based on the expectation of size and shape desired by the patient.The diep flap leaves a tummy tuck scar only.

In brief: Breast Cancer

There is a way to use fat from liposuction for breast reconstruction.
The first stage is performed at the time of mastectomy. About 200cc of fat can be placed into each pectoralis muscle. Using the brava after the mastectomy wound has healed future sessions of fat grafting can be planned based on the expectation of size and shape desired by the patient.The diep flap leaves a tummy tuck scar only.
Dr. Robert Whitfield
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Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can

There are 2 main options for reconstructive breast surgery: breast implants or your own tissue.
Tissue options involve moving skin, fat, and sometimes muscle, from other parts of the body. These "flap" techniques do leave scars where the tissue was taken from. Another tissue option in select cases is using fat alone which is obtained via liposuction which leaves very small, imperceptible scars.

In brief: It can

There are 2 main options for reconstructive breast surgery: breast implants or your own tissue.
Tissue options involve moving skin, fat, and sometimes muscle, from other parts of the body. These "flap" techniques do leave scars where the tissue was taken from. Another tissue option in select cases is using fat alone which is obtained via liposuction which leaves very small, imperceptible scars.
Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
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