Next

Breast reconstruction following bilateral mastectomy

234 of 801

Was this photo helpful? {{ voteCount + ' other' + (voteCountOthers == 1 ? '' : 's') }} found this helpful

This young patient had breast cancer. She desired reconstruction with silicone implants and I utilized a 2-stage technique. The first stage involved placement of tissue expanders beneath the pectoralis major muscle and Surgimend acellular matrix for the lower half for implant support. During her chemotherapy, I inflated the tissue expanders each week until we reached a desired volume. Then, through a very straight-forward surgery I removed the expanders and replaced them with permanent implants. She has done very well.

By uploading this photo, Ariel N. Rad, MD, PhD has agreed with RealSelf.com policy that they've secured proper patient consent.