Autologous (Flap Reconstruction) - Patient 7

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Patient Case Details

This woman in her early 40’s has a BRCA gene mutation that predisposes her to getting breast cancer.  In order to significantly reduce her lifetime risk of this cancer she opted to have her breasts removed in what is known as a “prophylactic mastectomy”.  She was committed to a natural reconstruction and to preserving her nipples.  Because her breasts have some sag and deflation, I performed this reconstruction in several stages.  At her first stage, I performed a breast lift, also called a mastopexy.  Several months later she had her mastectomies, at which time I performed her reconstruction using DIEP flaps from the belly.  Here we see her about a week after a small touch-up.  She was thrilled with her natural reconstruction, as was I.

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