Breast reconstruction after weight loss procedure

I had one of my patients who had undergone a lap-band procedure come in after having a bilateral (two-sided) mastectomy ask me if she would be a candidate for deep inferior epigastric perforator flap reconstruction. Certainly, following significant weight loss patients can be a candidate, in order to use the excess tummy tissue for reconstruction.

In addition, it is important to know that individuals who otherwise has not had a weight loss procedure may still be candidates for breast reconstruction. Weight alone usually is not a singular factor to cause someone to be or not to be a candidate for breast reconstruction.

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