35-44 year old woman treated with Breast Reconstruction
Patient was diagnosed with right breast cancer while pregnant. She underwent a right total mastectomy (no reconstruction) while pregnant. Following her pregnancy she received radiation therapy to the right chest wall. She presented to me for delayed right breast reconstruction and immediate left breast reconstruction. Given her lack of right chest wall skin as well as the radiation therapy, her only option was reconstruction using her own tissue.
She underwent a left skin sparing mastectomy followed by bilateral breast reconstruction using DIEP flaps from her abdomen (microsurgical free tissue transfer).