For Airway Reconstruction & Rhinoplasty,Click Here
For Facelift & Facial Rejuvenation,Click Here
For Breast Reconstruction,Click Here
Tissue Expander and Implant Reconstruction after Mastectomy

Tissue Expander and Implant Reconstruction Post-Mastectomy

Tissue expander and implant reconstruction can be accomplished at a later stage following mastectomy surgery. When the mastectomy reconstruction is performed at a later time, the term used is a “delayed reconstruction”.  During a delayed reconstruction, the mastectomy defect is re-created and often a tissue expander is placed beneath the skin and or pectoralis major muscle. The skin is then gently expanded and allowed to rest for several months before exchanging it for a silicone gel breast implant. Hyperbaric oxygen can facilitate tissue healing. 

Author Info

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.