After having a prophylactic mastectomy could a D cup size implant be used in a ptotic C cup breast?

ptotic breast with the clavicle to nipple distance measuring 29 cm and nipple to inframammary fold 12 cm, breast base 17cm bilaterally.

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After having a prophylactic mastectomy could a D cup size implant be used in a ptotic C cup breast?

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The result of the reconstruction after mastectomy depends largely on the tissues remaining after the mastectomy.
I do not recommend am implant for a D size.You will need an initial placement of a tissue expander or preferably an adjustable implant, which can then be filled to the size  that you and your surgeon feel is suitable


Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
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You need to be examined

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Three basic forms of breast reconstruction exist. You can use your own tissue, implants or a combination of the previous two techniques. Your own tissue can be used in the form of the DIEP flap, PAP flap, SGAP flap or fat grafting. Implants can be done in one stage or two stage. Two stage reconstructions are started by placing expanders at the time of mastectomy. Once they expanders are placed they are able to be inflated as determined by wound healing. The final time consists of combining any of the above techniques.

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Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS
Austin Plastic Surgeon
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