Patient - Breast Reconstruction

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This lady was diagnosed with cancer in her right breast. She had both breasts removed (mastectomies) and immediate reconstruction. I marked her before surgery for a typical breast reduction-type of incision and removed both nipple/areolae. The surgeon then removed her breast tissue. I placed tissue expanders, closed her incisions, and put the nipple/areolae back on as grafts. Expanders are devices that I can slowly inflate in my office with a weekly visit by injecting some sterile saline into them via a built-in port, a 5 minute procedure. Once they are fully expanded, I can replace them at a second operation with permanent silicone gel implants. 

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


These photos were taken 7 months after completion of her reconstruction. Her final surgery was 5 months after the first. I used 800 cc Allergan Natrelle Inspira Style SCX smooth, round gel implants. What I love about this reconstruction is that the patient looks more like a breast reduction patient than a cancer reconstruction and everything is done in two operations. The nipple/areola grafts make for a better reconstruction than any artificially constructed nipple/areola. They sometimes do lose some pigmentation, but this is easily fixed with some medical tattooing, however, few patients feel the need for this. Her reconstructed breasts are very soft. 

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

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