Breast Reconstruction by Tissue Expansion / Implant – Case 43
This case shows a patient in the upper row of photos prior to bilateral mastectomies for breast cancer. ( The photos were taken just after bilateral core biopsies). Her breast reconstruction was done with staged tissue expander, implant approach. The expanders were placed at the time of mastectomy. Silicone gel implants and shaping were done at three months, nipple reconstruction and fat grafting to the upper chest was done at another stage. The bottom photos show her after this stage; just before pigmentation. The nipple and areola covers much of the mastectomy scars. The reconstruction is a well shaped C-cup and the fat grafting camouflages the typical post mastectomy hallow seen below the collar bone and above the implants with mastectomies. A fine cosmetic result!