COVID-19 UPDATE
Click Here to Learn More.

Teledermatology Appointments Available
Click to Read More

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction after mastectomy is performed by several techniques. By far the largest percentage of breast reconstruction procedures are performed by the placement of a breast implant. The tissues are often first expanded after a mastectomy using a balloon like tissue expander than can be inflated gradually during subsequent office visits.* The tissue expander is swapped for a breast implant during a later procedure. Sometimes “skin sparing” mastectomies can be performed, and a breast implant can be placed immediately after the mastectomy without the need for preliminary tissue expansion.*

Implants have improved considerably over time, and there are now different varieties of shaped implants with more projection inferiorly and less projection superiorly.* Shaped implants can give a more natural shape to the reconstructed breast which is dependent on the underlying implant for its shape and size.*

Breast reconstruction can also be carried out with tissue transfer procedures from the back, abdomen, buttocks, and other less common areas.* The surgery is much more extensive, but use the patient’s own tissues and can have a very natural feeling outcome.*

Request an Appointment

Request a Date

Select Location

Choose a Condition

Your Information

Search California Skin Institute

Search for your skin concern, treatment options, locations, articles and more.

If you need assistance, Contact Us