Why do you want Breast Reconstruction in Houston, Texas?
Breast Reconstruction is a reconstructive procedure that rebuilds the breasts by restoring
skin, breast tissue and the removed nipple. It is usually performed on women who have
undergone breast cancer treatment. Breast Reconstruction involves the use of implants to
restore fullness and shape to the breast. Tissue expanders taken from other parts of the
body of a candidate for breast reconstruction may also be used.
Breast Reconstruction options generally falls into two categories, implant-based
reconstruction or Flap reconstruction.
Breast Reconstruction surgery using breast implants utilizes silicone devises filled with
silicone or saline to recreate the natural shape of the breast. Candidates for breast
reconstruction can choose their desired size.
Sometimes a mastectomy or radiation therapy will leave insufficient tissue on the chest wall
to cover and support a breast implant. In such cases, Breast Reconstruction typically
requires either a Flap reconstruction technique or tissue expanders.
A flap procedure, also known as autologous tissue reconstruction, uses tissue from other
parts of your body, such as your abdomen, back, thighs or buttocks to rebuild breast shape.
Tissue flaps generally look and behave more naturally than breast implants. For example,
their size and appearance may fluctuate with weight gain or weight loss. While breast
implants may need to be replaced or are risk of rupture, this is not a concern with tissue
The most common Flap procedures are TRAM flap procedures, transverse rectus abdominis
and DIEP flap procedures, deep inferior epigastric perforators–both use tissue from the
abdomen to reconstruct the shape and volume of the breasts.