36 year old patient with a left breast cancer who chose to have bilateral nipple sparing mastectomies. Reconstruction in two stages with expanders followed by implants. Due to the breast size, vertical mastectomy incisions were used.
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51 year old patient with right breast cancer. She underwent a bilateral mastectomy with tissue expander to implant reconstruction. Photos show her before, during expansion, and after exchange to implants.
49 year old woman with a diagnosis of right breast cancer. She would require a right mastectomy. The reconstruction plan was a two-stage tissue expander to implant reconstruction for the right breast. A breast reduction for symmetry was performed on the left breast. The final reconstruction shows decent symmetry. The right nipple has been reconstructed but the patient has not undergone a tattoo of the nipple yet.
42 year old woman with right breast cancer. She is opting for a bilateral mastectomy. Unfortunately, the right nipple must be removed due to the cancer. Reconstruction is performed with tissue expanders followed by exchange to implants. The right nipple will be reconstructed in the future using the left nipple as a graft.
48 year old woman diagnosed with the BRCA 1 breast cancer gene mutation. To reduce her lifetime risk of breast cancer, she underwent a bilateral nipple sparing mastectomy. Reconstruction was performed with a single stage implant reconstruction. Natrelle 410 anatomic silicone gel implants, size 580cc MF were used. The final results are almost identical to the preoperative breasts with arguably a better overall shape after surgery.
66 year old woman with left breast cancer requiring a left mastectomy. The patient requested a TRAM flap reconstruction, however prior to the mastectomy it was unsure if she would need radiation. A tissue expander was placed on the left and a reduction performed on the right while the final pathology was reviewed. She did not require radiation and thus the tissue expander was removed and a TRAM flap performed on the left. A nipple reconstruction has been performed in the TRAM skin paddle but has not been tattooed.
66 year old woman with a history of previous left breast cancer treated with partial mastectomy and radiation. She developed a recurrence in the left breast necessitating a mastectomy. Due to the damage from the previous radiation, a latissimus dorsi flap with a tissue expander was planned. After expansion, the final implant was placed on the left, a nipple reconstruction was performed, and a lift with an implant was performed on the right to achieve symmetry. The final results show excellent symmetry particularly given the history of radiation to the left side.
44 year old woman with right breast cancer and a new diagnosis of BRCA 2 gene mutation. She chose to have bilateral nipple sparing mastectomies with a two-stage expander to implant reconstruction. The tissue expanders can be seen in the second photo and the small bandaids indicate that she just underwent a fill. The third photo demonstrates the markings which indicate the plan for exchange and fat transfer into the upper breast poles. Finally, the final 650cc high profile silicone gel implants are in place and fat has been transferred to the upper poles of each breast to improve contour.
42 year old woman with a diagnosis of left breast cancer. She was opting for a double mastectomy, nipple sparing. She was an excellent candidate for a single stage reconstruction with shaped silicone gel implants. Her final results have a very natural and realistic appearance.
51 year old woman with a right breast cancer requiring a simple mastectomy. She was interested in using only her own tissue to attempt to match the size and shape of her left breast. A TRAM flap reconstruction was performed. The right nipple was reconstructed using a graft from the normal left nipple. A small mastopexy was required on the left breast and the final results show excellent symmetry.