There are different ways that the breast can be reconstructed following a mastectomy or bilateral mastectomy. At the time of a mastectomy operation, tissue expanders are placed and the skin is allowed to heal. Once the skin has demonstrated appropriate healing, volume is added to the expanders. After an adequate time for swelling to subside, the tissue expanders can be removed and mammary prosthesis placed to complete the reconstruction.
About Brian Dickinson
Dr. Dickinson is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon operating out of Newport Beach, California. He believes that the reconstructive and aesthetic surgical principles appropriately complement each other and share's his techniques and advice freely.View all posts by Brian Dickinson