Breast Reconstruction / Mastectomy: Case 1 (10725)
Breast Reconstruction / Mastectomy: Case 1 (10725) This pleasant 50 year old woman was diagnosed with breast cancer (right lobular carcinoma in-situ) and chose mastectomy of both sides and immediate post-mastectomy reconstruction with tissue expanders and implants. She wore a 36 A cup before surgery. Her breasts were small and narrow shaped, and the nipple & areola were low. Her general surgeon performed mastectomies and Dr. Graham began reconstruction by placing tissue expanders.
During her recovery, the expanders were filled to establish a proper contour and volume for later implant placement. A few months later, this second stage out-patient surgery was done. After that, under local anesthesia in our office, nipples were recreated with small skin flaps and tattoo was used to simulate the areola.
- Breast problem(s)
- Ductal carcinoma in-situ
- Current Cup Size
- 36 B
- Shape of Implants
- Inamed 363LF (Natrelle)
- Size of Implants (Volume)
- Surgical Technique
- Submuscular expander / implants.