Women who have undergone breast reconstruction after mastectomy often require additional surgeries to correct defects. These problems diminish quality of life because they are often painful and unsightly. Many women with unsatisfactory breast reconstruction results cannot wear tank tops or sun dresses due to scars or asymmetrical breasts. Choosing what to wear should not create stress and frustration.
Age: 49 from Venice, California. Patient had previous TRAM flap surgery with another surgeon. She desired improvement in the appearance of her reconstructed breasts. Her first surgery with Dr. Cassileth consisted of a right breast implant placement, bilateral scar revisions and bilateral fat grafting. Six months later Dr. Cassileth reconstructed her nipple/areola, grafted more fat and lifted her left breast to achieve more symmetry.
Courtesy of Lisa Cassileth, MD, FACS