Breast Reconstruction by Tissue Expansion / Implant – Case 51
This case demonstrates the importance of the second stage procedure in creation of proper breast aesthetics. Too much emphasis is often placed on marketing and gimmicky notions of single stage expander implant devices or single stage implant reconstruction without the use of flaps (possible with TRAM or latissimus). Expanders do the work of stretching skin and muscle. Bottom row of photos reveal- aesthetically pleasing breasts after total mastectomy.