Breast Reconstruction Before & After Photos

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Case Number: 308

BEFORE   AFTER (3 months)

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AFTER (3 months)


AFTER (3 months)

55 year-old woman with fairly severe, long-standing radiation damage to her left breast from several years prior (following a "lumpectomy" at that time).  She required a repeat biopsy of the left upper-outer quadrant (due to an abnormality on mammogram), and in addition to a severely distorted left breast, she was also left with a non-healing wound (for which she was referred to the Lake Forest Hospital Wound Center, where I see patients a half-day a week).

I advised that she would be best-served by bringing fresh, well-perfused tissue into the area, ideally from her abdomen, which, despite a lower midline incision, would provide adequate donor-site tissue.  A completion mastectomy was planned, and immediate ipsilateral (same side) TRAM rotation flap was performed.  She healed very well except for some residual skin damage to her previously damaged native breast skin (which ultimately healed in with minimal scarring following adequate wound care.)  Photographs are from approximately 3 months post-op, and a balancing mini-mastopexy on the right, as well as left-sided nippler-areolar reconstruction are planned in the near future.

Patient Age: 55

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