Breast Reconstruction Using Tissue Expanders

Women faced with breast cancer and mastectomy surgery may find more complete healing through breast reconstruction to “recreate” the removed breast(s). If you want or are strongly considering breast reconstruction, there are several available techniques from which to choose.  With the announcement of the newly FDA-approved AeroForm® tissue expander, some breast reconstruction candidates may be …

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The Effects of Previous Unilateral Breast Radiation Treatments On Bilateral Breast Reconstruction Using Tissue Expanders

Women who undergo bilateral breast reconstruction have the best possible chance of obtaining relatively symmetrical results. This would be independent of the technique employed, whether it is immediate insertion of implants, utilization of tissue expanders or flap procedures such as a TRAM flap. A significant exception to this would be unilateral radiation treatments as adjunct …

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