What is breast reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction uses several plastic surgery techniques to restore the normal shape, appearance, and size of a breast after mastectomy. This can be accomplished using an implant (non-autologous reconstruction) or your own tissues (autologous reconstruction).
Autologous Breast Reconstruction
This form of breast reconstruction uses the patient’s own tissues to reconstruct the breast mound following mastectomy. The most common method is the DIEP flap for breast reconstruction.
Abdomen (DIEP Flap)
In a DIEP flap breast reconstruction procedure, fat, skin, and blood vessels are cut from the wall of the lower belly and moved up to your chest to rebuild your breast. Dr. Hogan then carefully reattaches the blood vessels of the flap to blood vessels in your chest using microsurgery. DIEP flap breast reconstruction is a great choice because it results in a natural-looking breast appearance, avoids removing muscle tissue, and gives the added benefit of a flatter, slimmer abdomen.
As part of our personalized consultation at our office, Dr. Hogan will discuss our treatment options with you to help you determine which is best suited to your specific needs and desires.
We welcome you to contact our office today to learn more about breast reconstruction and to schedule an appointment with our friendly plastic surgeon.