Breast Reconstruction Autologous with Implant

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Plastic Surgery Autologous with Implant Procedure Animation

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure usually designed to reconstruct the breast of patients who have had a mastectomy due to breast cancer. Depending upon the patient, there may be several different options for breast reconstruction involving breast implants as well as using the patient`s own tissues.

Not every patient would be a candidate for every reconstruction technique.

Autologous tissue is tissue taken from another part of your body. The animation shows a breast reconstruction which is performed at a later time than mastectomy. In some cases, breast reconstruction may be performed during mastectomy.

An incision is made along the previous scar and dissection is carried down through the tissues to the chest wall.

Tissue from the abdomen or the back is dissected from its normal location and rotated into the mastectomy site to re-create the new breast. Major blood vessels are left attached and intact to provide blood to the tissue.

An implant is placed underneath the autologous tissue to increase the size of the reconstructed breast.

The nipple and areola are reconstructed, with either local tissue and tattooing, or a skin graft taken from the inner thigh.

Autologous reconstruction with an implant may serve as good option for certain candidates; however, this can only be determined after consultation with your surgeon.

Depending on the reconstructive technique utilized, the healing time can be from four to eight weeks, even longer. Where the abdominal tissue is utilized, the healing process would be longer. If a muscle from the back is used, the healing time is usually shorter. Breast reconstruction is a complex procedure and results vary.

The patient is placed in a compression garment or bra. Compression garments are an important part of the recovery process. The garment provides support, comfort and helps minimize the swelling. The patient is usually wearing a bra or some type of supportive garment at all times, except for taking a shower.

Healing time is approximately three months. Scarring is variable and often depends on the patient`s ability to heal.

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