Autologous Breast Reconstruction
There are a number of breast reconstruction methods that utilize your body’s own tissue to restore the breasts after a mastectomy. Skin, fat, and/or muscle are transferred as a composite flap to recreate the shape of the breast. Often times nipple reconstruction can be performed during the same procedure, recreating your entire breast in a single-stage procedure. A perforator flap is a specific type of reconstruction in which muscle is not taken, but simply separated to help transfer your body’s tissue to the chest.
Autologous Reconstruction Methods
- Pedicled TRAM
- Muscle-Sparing TRAM
- Perforator FLAPS
- SIEP (Superficial Inferior Epigastric Perforator)
- DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator)
- SGAP (Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator)
- IGAP (Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforator)
Our Jacksonville breast reconstruction team will guide you through the decision-making process one step at a time and help you select the method of breast reconstruction that is best for you.
If you are interested in learning more about how autologous breast reconstruction can help you achieve your cosmetic goals after mastectomy, or to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, please contact our office today.