Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is the rebuilding of a breast, usually in women. It involves using autologous tissue or prosthetic material to construct a natural-looking breast. Often this includes the reformation of a natural-looking areola and nipple. This procedure involves the use of implants or relocated flaps of the patient's own tissue.

Read more about Breast Reconstruction:  Overview, Techniques, Other Considerations, Follow-up and Recovery

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Non-implant Breast Augmentation - Indications
... Non-implant breast augmentation with injections of autologous fat grafts (adipocyte tissue) is indicated for woemen requiring breast reconstruction, defect correction, and the æs ... breast reconstruction — post-mastectomy re-creation of the breast(s) trauma-damaged tissues (blunt, penetrating), disease (breast cancer), and explantation deformity (empty breast-implant socket) ... congenital defect correction — micromastia, tuberous breast deformity, Poland’s syndrome, et cetera ...
Breast Reconstruction - Follow-up and Recovery
... Recovery from implant-based reconstruction is generally faster than with flap-based reconstructions, but both take at least three to six weeks of recovery and both ... clinically most patients who have undergone unilateral breast reconstruction (reconstruction of one breast only) return to normal activities after recovery ... Patients who have undergone bilateral breast reconstruction with TRAM flaps (i.e ...
DIEP Flap
... A DIEP flap is a type of breast reconstruction in which blood vessels called deep inferior epigastric perforators (DIEP), and the skin and fat ... The plastic surgeon then shapes the flap to create the new breast ... As no abdominal muscle is removed or transferred to the breast patients experience less pain post-operatively and a faster recovery compared to TRAM flap patients ...
Non-implant Breast Augmentation - Autologous Fat Grafting
... Autologous fat grafting to the breast is applied to the correction of breast asymmetry, the correction of breast deformities, breast reconstruction (as adjunct and primary technique), for the improvement of ... to be injected in small aliquots — allows the transplanted fat tissue to remain viable in the breast and provide it the structure and contour that cannot be achieved solely ... As in all breast procedures, the grafted fat tissue can suffer necrosis, and concomitant calcifications and cysts, and palpable lumps the cause of calcification is ...
G. Patrick Maxwell
... Nashville Plastic Surgery Institute and established a fellowship training program in breast and cosmetic surgery ... advancement in the design of tissue expanders used for breast reconstruction by co-developing textured surfaces (to decrease capsular contracture) and helping to introduce prostheses which more closely ... The two-stage method of expander-implant reconstruction as described by Maxwell and Spears has become the most widely used technique for implant-based breast ...

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