Breast Reconstruction Articles


​Removing Implants and Opting for DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

by Courtney Floyd on December 13, 2017 @ 12:50pm

Unhappy with her implants, Michelle chose to travel from Michigan to PRMA to remove her implants and undergo DIEP flap breast reconstruction.

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​Alternative Flap Options if You are not a Candidate for DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

December 07, 2017 @ 1:31pm

If a patient is not a candidate for the DIEP flap, implants are not the only option! There are a variety of other flap options available!

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Recovery After Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction Surgery

November 27, 2017 @ 12:50pm

Tissue expanders are temporary implants designed to stretch tissue after a mastectomy to prepare for breast reconstruction. The expander can be placed above or below the chest muscle and can be filled with either saline or carbon dioxide (depending on the type of expander used). Regardless of the type of expander used, this is a generally what patients can expect following surgery.​

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Will Having Prior Abdominal Surgery Impact DIEP flap Breast Reconstruction Outcomes?

by Courtney Floyd on November 15, 2017 @ 10:11am

A recent study took a closer look at the impact prior abdominal surgery scars had on complication rates in bilateral abdominal flap breast reconstruction. The study concluded that surgical outcomes of bilateral abdominal reconstruction in patients with prior abdominal scars are “generally comparable with ones in patients without prior surgery.”

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What to Expect During Your Tissue Expander Fill Appointment

by Courtney Floyd on November 08, 2017 @ 9:58am

​Implant breast reconstruction is the most commonly performed method of reconstruction in the US. For most patients it is performed as a ​multiple-step procedure starting with tissue expanders.

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