Types Of Breast Reconstruction
There are several different techniques employed in surgical breast reconstruction. At NYBG Plastic Surgery, we perform two main techniques for reconstructing breasts:
This technique uses your own natural tissue from the abdomen or back to rebuild the breast shape. In flap reconstruction, specific body tissues, including skin, fat, blood vessels, and muscle are removed from the tummy or back area and then used to rebuild the breast.
Autologous reconstruction typically requires a longer operation and longer recovery because of two surgical sites.
This technique requires a single-stage or two-stage reconstruction that involves inserting an implant filled with salt water (saline), silicone gel, or a combination. We supplement implant reconstruction with an acellular dermal matrix: a durable, natural mesh created from the collagen in human skin to provide structure and support for your new breast. Implant reconstruction is less complex, with less downtime, and involves the placement of implants to restore the breast tissue lost in the mastectomy.