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Breast reconstruction is normally performed to restore a woman’s body after treatment for breast cancer. However, reconstruction is also used to treat women who don’t develop a breast or after other surgery to treat breast conditions. Mr Pacifico performs a wide range of breast reconstruction, using both the patient’s own tissue (such as a DIEP flap) as well as techniques that use breast implants. Please click on the links below to find out more about the techniques available.

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Implant or Expander Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction using a breast implant or an expander (an inflatable implant) involves the placement of the prosthesis (the name given to any type of implant)

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TRAM or DIEP Breast Reconstruction

TRAM (transverse rectus abdominismusculocutaneous) and DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforator) flaps are similar procedures that involve the use of tissue from your abdomen to create a new breast

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LD Flaps

Latissimus dorsi (LD) flap breast reconstruction uses muscle, fat and skin from your back to create your new breast. The volume can be enhanced using fat grafting (lipofilling) or a breast implant.

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TUG Flaps

TUG (transverse upper gracilis) flap breast reconstruction involves the use of tissue from your upper inner thigh to create a new breast. Skin, fat and muscle (the gracilis muscle) are removed to make the breast