As you consider your breast reconstruction options, you may have the goal of closing the book on this chapter of your life as expediently as possible, so that you can heal and move on. Direct-to-implant reconstruction, also known as single stage reconstruction, offers the advantage of completing the mastectomy and the placement of breast implants in a single operation. As a result, you will be spending less time in surgery and less time recovering.
In a delayed reconstruction, the breast tissue is removed during mastectomy and a device called a "tissue expander" is placed in the breast mounds. The expander gently stretches...Read More