Age: 56, from San Diego, CA. After testing positive for BRCA gene mutation, this patient sought to undergo a prophylactic mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer. She did not want to have breast implants, so she opted for Goldilocks mastectomy by Dr. Richardson and SWIM Flap breast reconstruction by Dr. Cassileth. The patient loves her smaller breasts, which she says complement her active lifestyle.
Age: 67, from Pacific Palisades, CA. This breast cancer patient had a Goldilocks mastectomy performed by Dr. Richardson. Dr. Cassileth then performed SWIM breast reconstruction, resulting in an implant-free breast reconstruction using the patient’s native breast tissue to create smaller, natural breasts.