Before & After

BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
     ● Immediate or Delayed 
       Breast Reconstruction
     ● Reconstructive Timeline
     ● DIEP Flap
     ● PAP Flap
     ● Tissue Expanders & Implants
     ● Direct to Implant
     ● Lumpectomy Reconstruction
 
ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES
     ● Nipple Reconstruction
     ● Symmetry Surgery
     ● Breast Fat Grafting
     ● Revision Surgery
     ● Lymphedema Surgery
 
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
     ● Choosing Not to Have
       Reconstruction
     ● Young Women with Breast
       Cancer
     ● Patients with High BMI
     ● BRCA 1 & BRCA 2
     ● Advanced Breast Cancer
 
BREAST CANCER
     ● Lumpectomy or Mastectomy
     ● Skin Sparing Mastectomy
     ● Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
     ● Prophylactic Mastectomy
     ● Radiation Therapy
     ● Chemotherapy
     ● Hormone Therapy
 
 
 

BRCA 1 & BRCA 2

Mutations in the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes impair your body’s ability to repair DNA and put you at a higher risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer.  Following a discussion with your geneticist, gynecologist, and breast surgeon you may elect to undergo a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy and removal of ovaries.  Although the technical aspect of performing breast reconstruction in women with BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 mutations are similar to those without the mutation, there are special considerations when planning the timing of the breast reconstruction with the timing of removing the ovaries.  In many instances the procedures can be combined to decrease the total number of operations that you will need to undergo.

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Specializing in Breast Reconstruction and Microsurgery

Center for Breast Surgery at

Lenox Hill Hospital

  

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