What is the most durable breast reconstruction?
- Posted on: Jul 28 2013
A number of patients have asked this question, and it relates to the indicated type of breast reconstruction and each individual patient’s needs and history/physical. Breast reconstruction that involves an implant (either tissue expander or silicone implant, or even with back muscle – latissimus muscle) versus autologous breast reconstruction (using one’s own tissue, most commonly from the abdomen or tummy, either in the form of a TRAM flap, DIEP flap) is one way of viewing the answer. Both have differences in lengths of procedure, hospital stay and recovery time.
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