Patient - Breast Reconstruction

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This young woman had cancer of her left breast and had both breasts removed. Because of her young age and the nature of her cancer, reconstruction was postponed until she completed a course of chemotherapy. After she was cleared for reconstruction, she tried fat grafting with another surgeon but did not like the process and so came to me. Her scars were excellent and her skin and soft tissues were perfect for implant reconstruction. I recommended using tissue expanders followed by silicone gel implants.

Breast Reconstruction - Dr. Richard Bosshardt
Breast Reconstruction - Dr. Richard Bosshardt


She had a smooth expansion process up to 880cc. A few months later, I replaced her expanders with a pair of Mentor MemoryGel smooth, round, high profile 800 cc (the largest made) gel implants. A couple of months after that, I reconstructed her nipples with small flaps and her areolae with skin grafts from her inner thighs. She is shown 6 months after her reconstruction was completed. I did not get her final bra size, but she is well proportioned and I would guess her to be a full C or small D cup. She is doing fine years later and remains cancer-free.

Breast Reconstruction - Dr. Richard Bosshardt
Breast Reconstruction - Dr. Richard Bosshardt

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