Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy & Lumpectomy - What Are Your Options?
Breast reconstruction makes women whole again after breast cancer. It restores something that nature provided but cancer has taken away. It is covered by insurance thanks to a 1998 Federal Mandate.
Unfortunately, many breast cancer patients are not offered the option of breast reconstruction after mastectomy or lumpectomy.
Women have several reconstructive options. These range from implants to "flap" techniques which use the patient's own tissue to recreate a "natural", warm, soft breast. The nipple and areola can also be recreated.
Breast Reconstruction options available at PRMA include:
- DIEP flap (with or without Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer)
- SIEA flap
- GAP flap
- TUG/VUG flap
- PAP flap
- Muscle-sparing free TRAM flap
- Latissimus flap
- Tissue Expanders, Implants & Alloderm One-Step (Single stage, Direct-to-implant)
- Fat Grafting (after lumpectomy or mastectomy)
View before and after breast reconstruction photos in our patient gallery here.