Category Archives: Breast Reconstruction

Q&A with Dr. Lin on Flap Surgery

Curious to learn about flap surgery? Dr. Lin discusses his experience with flap surgery and tips for patients considering this procedure for breast reconstruction. 1) Tell me a little about your experience performing flap surgery. It appears you’ve used flaps for breast reconstruction. Have you used them in any other ways? What types of breast […]




Pregnancy and breast cancer reconstruction

I saw a patient recently who was relatively early in her pregnancy last week; of course the safety of the growing baby is paramount and also treatment of the cancer; there are options to minimize the number of anesthesias when treating breast cancer and planning reconstruction. Breast reconstruction is a type of surgery for women […]


What is “delayed” breast reconstruction?

Delayed breast reconstruction, by definition, occurs typically weeks to months, to years following a mastectomy for removal of the breast tissue.  Immediate breast reconstruction occurs at the same time, same procedure immediately after a mastectomy. Unlike immediate breast reconstruction, delayed breast reconstruction does not begin at the time of your mastectomy. Delayed breast reconstruction surgery […]






Who is a candidate for a nipple sparing mastectomy?

The answer to this question depends on a conversation between the breast surgeon and the patient.  Traditionally, it has been considered that there may be residual breast tissue or ducts within the nipple that could theoretically contain breast cells which may be pertinent when treating cancer.  Nonetheless, nipple sparing mastectomy has increased in numbers performed […]


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Samuel Lin, MD, FACS
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