Breast Reconstruction

By: Aldona J. Spiegel MD  06/15/2015
Keywords: Plastic Surgeons, Cosmetic Surgeon, Breast Reduction

Are considering tissue vs. implant reconstruction? In the past, the most common breast reconstruction option available to patients after breast cancer surgery was breast implants – known as implant-only breast reconstruction (without a donor site). While still a popularly relied upon method for restoring aesthetic symmetry and shape to a woman’s bust, this technique is becoming less common for reconstruction as newer, more advanced procedures emerge. These superior techniques are commonly referred to as autologous tissue-based (using one’s own tissue) or “flap” breast reconstruction and include a variety of different methods. These procedures are categorized this way because the patient’s own skin, muscle and fat is harvested and used to rebuild or cover the breast(s).

Keywords: Breast Implants, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Cosmetic Surgeon, Plastic Surgeons