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.
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)
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
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.
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