Breast Reconstruction Surgery After Removal of Breast Cancer
Many times our surgeons perform breast reconstruction surgery after complete or partial removal of the breast for cancer. Breast reconstruction can be done using either your own tissue, implants or sometimes both. If your own tissue is used, skin and fat is taken from your abdominal area and transferred to the breast, resulting in a more natural appearance. If implants are used for your breast reconstruction, a partially filled expander or temporary implant is placed into the breast. Over the course of several months, the expander is filled to the desired volume, and is eventually replaced with a silicone or saline breast implant during a second operation.