Unilateral versus bilateral reconstruction timing

We saw a patient this past week who had had bilateral breast reconstruction using abdominal tissue…. only at two different settings with mastectomies at different times… on one side a tissue expander was placed and the skin expanded over time following a mastectomy. At a later time, the other mastectomy was performed with immediate reconstruction using abdominal tissue along with removal of the original tissue expander followed by breast reconstruction using abdominal tissue…

Not to add too many varibles, but it is important that with bilateral reconstruction with abdominal tissue (one side immediate, the other side delayed), that the “outside” skin incisions, etc will look different…

Posted in: Breast Reconstruction

Leave a response

Get In Touch With Us To
Request a Consultation

  • * All indicated fields must be completed
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.




Samuel Lin, MD, FACS
110 Francis St Suite 5A
Boston, MA 02215

Directions >

Phone: 617.632.7369

5.0 stars from 24 reviews

starstarstarstarstar