Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy



In 2006, 75% of patients with breast cancer have received a mastectomy followed by immediate breast reconstruction. Autologous tissue reconstruction DIEP (free flap from the abdomen) is our number 1 choice. It’s about transferring the skin and belly fat at the thoracic region by microsurgery. Reconstruction with autologous tissue (latissimus dorsi pedicled) is seldomly practiced nowadays. Despite this, the reconstruction by silicone anatomical implant is the mostly performed procedure. The prosthesis is selected according to three parameters (height, projection and base) and the weight of the gland to be resected.

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