Double Board Certified
Plastic Surgeon

Breast Reconstruction on a breast cancer patient

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Breast Reconstruction

This 60-year-old woman is three months post-op on a bilateral two stage breast reconstruction for left sided breast cancer. She underwent nipple-sparing mastectomies and immediate reconstruction with tissue expanders, and three months later the second stage of the procedure was performed. The tissue expanders were exchanged for Allergan smooth round high profile (SRF) 385 cc silicone implants. At the second surgery fat grafting to both breasts was performed from the abdomen. The incisions are inframammary. There is some hypogigmentation (loss of color) of the left nipple - this can happen sometimes with nipple sparing mastectomies since the nipple has to be cored out of all of its tissue because even though it looks like a breast augmentation this is a cancer surgery, and the patient did not want to have the hypopigmentation tatooed to match the areolar color. 

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Summit Surgical Center

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