53 year old Hispanic female presented to Memorial Plastic Surgery for delayed right breast reconstruction. Patient was diagnosed with invasive right breast cancer with spread to her lymph nodes. Patient was treated outside of Houston with a right mastectomy and removal of all of her axillary lymph nodes. She also underwent chemotherapy and radiation to her right breast to reduce recurrence and to increase survival. Patient was disease free for 3 years before seeking delayed breast reconstruction of the right breast. She also desired to have a prophylactic left mastectomy to prevent future risk of cancer to the left breast.
Below: Patient is seen six months after successful reconstruction of both breasts. The left breast was removed and then both breasts reconstructed with DIEP flaps. One surgery achieved two new breast mounds.
Revisional surgery are typically day surgery with a weekend worth of recovery. Patient underwent 2 hours of surgery and was discharged home the same day. In this revisional surgery, patient underwent more aggressive liposuction of the abdomen with fat grafting to both reconstructed breast to gain better symmetry. Nipples were also reconstructed at that time with modified CV flaps from local tissue on the breast. Below, she is seen 3 months out with a full recovery.
Finishing touches to complete the reconstruction include in office 3D tattoo. Pt underwent 3D tattoo with our professional tattoo artist.
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