Breast Reconstruction

Indications for Breast Reconstruction

Post mastectomy deformity

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Breast Reconstruction Surgery

TRAM Flap, Latissimus Flap +/- implant, Implant/ expander. The operative technique is decided in consultation with the patient and may involve the use of her own tissue repositioned to create a breast mound, or the use of an implant/expander to create a breast mound. Surgery may be performed at the time of the mastectomy or at a later date following completion of any additional required tumor treatment. Several procedures are needed for total breast and nipple areola reconstruction. Surgery on the opposite breast may be considered for symmetry.


Surgery is performed at the hospital with a general anesthetic. The length of stay varies according to the technique selected for reconstruction. The procedure is performed at either Ellis Hospital, Bellevue Hospital or Albany Medical Center all of which are conveniently located near Albany, NY in the Capital District.

Trade Offs of Breast Reconstruction

Depends on the technique chosen.

Risks of Breast Reconstruction

Depends on the technique chosen.

Recovery for Breast Reconstruction

Depends on the technique chosen, generally 4-6 weeks.

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