Breast Reconstruction Patient 4bb

Numerous general and plastic surgeons told this patient that her result after mastectomy was very difficult to alter.  The general surgeon made incisions that were not symmetrical and removed a significant portion of the patient’s muscle, leaving her feeling emotionally as well as physically disfigured (photos shown on left).

Because the patient had previous abdominal surgery, we utilized both latissimus dorsi skin and muscle flaps with tissue expanders and then a significant amount of the patient’s own fat as well as an acellular matrix and high profile cohesive gel implants to give her a result which was acceptable to her on many levels (photos shown on right).