Category Archives: Breast Reconstruction


What is the most durable breast reconstruction?

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 […]





Immediate versus Delayed Breast reconstruction

Immediate breast reconstruction is defined as a form of breast reconstruction (for instance, tissue expander, implant, autologous (DIEP or deep inferior epigastric perforator flap) or using one’s own tissue) at the same time as the mastectomy. Delayed reconstruction happens after a mastectomy and can be performed months or years after a mastectomy.


Types of breast reconstruction

There are 3 main types of reconstruction available – tissue expander/implant based breast reconstruction, autologous (using your own tissue) breast reconstruction and usually the abdominal area, and latissimus with implant based breast reconstruction.  Patients may be candidates for the types of reconstructions base on their medical history, physical examination, and treatment history.


Breast Reconstruction After Treatment for Breast Cancer

Do you have questions regarding breast reconstruction after treatment for breast cancer? My goal in this blog is to recount my patients’ experiences and to provide objective information regarding breast reconstruction. Breast reconstruction is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the world today. About 1 in 8 women develop invasive breast cancer during […]




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