The Woodlands, TX BRCA Patient has Prepectoral Implant Breast Reconstruction

Procedure Details

This delightful woman in her 30's underwent genetic testing due to a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer. She was found to have a BRCA2 mutation and she elected to undergo bilateral areola-sparing mastectomy for risk reduction. Her nipples were removed with the breast glandular tissue; however, her remaining pigmented areola skin was preserved for reconstruction. A vertical breast lift skin pattern was used at the time of prepectoral tissue expander placement with FlexHD. Three months later the patient proceeded with the second stage of reconstruction. Her expanders were replaced with 650 cc Mentor MemoryGel Xtra high profile, smooth, round silicone gel implants. Fat grafting was also performed to improve reconstructed breast shape and tissue coverage over the implants. Liposuction of the hips, flanks, and inner thighs was used to harvest fat for the fat transfer procedure. Tattooing created the illusion of nipple mounds. The patient was very pleased with her D cup breast reconstructive outcome. She was also pleasantly surprised by the lower trunk and thigh contouring that resulted from fat graft harvest.

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