43 year old female with a history of left breast cancer treated with lumpectomy and radiation. She had just received a new diagnosis of BRCA + gene mutation. Her plan was a bilateral nipple sparing mastectomy. However, the radiation damage to the left breast necessitated new blood flow and thus a latissimus dorsi muscle flap was used to line the inside of the mastectomy with a tissue expander. The reconstruction was performed in two stages – expanders for both mastectomies with a left latissimus flap initially followed by exchange to implants several months later. The final results show excellent symmetry and no radiation complications.
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Plastic Surgeon Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Nearby West Palm Beach
38 year old woman with a right breast cancer opting to undergo bilateral nipple sparing mastectomies. She had a previous history of breast augmentation with 500cc saline implants. The reconstruction was performed in a single stage at the time of the mastectomy using 650cc ultra high profile silicone gel implants. She experienced an uneventful recovery and is very pleased with her reconstruction.
42 year old woman with a diagnosis of left breast cancer. Opting for bilateral nipple sparing mastectomies. She wishes to be larger than her original breast size and thus tissue expanders were placed. Once she was at the breast volume that she was comfortable with, the expanders were exchanged to implants. The patient was very pleased with her final results.