Types of Breast Reconstruction

Flap, fat grafting, and tissue expansion are types of surgery techniques for breast reconstruction. Dr. Miguel Angel Medina, Director of Microsurgery with Miami Cancer Institute, says there are two major pathways: breast reconstruction with an implant or breast construction involving your own tissues.

He explains the flap technique is using your own tissues where they transplant abdominal tissue and re-implant it into another part of the body. He also points out there is no implant, it is soft and it is the best match for the tissue that has been removed.

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