What implant techniques of breast reconstruction do you use?

We use the single stage or two stage implant reconstruction depending on your situation.

The single stage implant reconstruction is usually only possible at the time of mastectomy (called immediate recon ) . This involves insertion of the implant after the breast has been removed and often requires the use of a skin substitute material placed under the chest muscle to help protect the implant.

The two stage implant reconstruction uses a temporary implant placed under the muscle which is gradually expanded to stretch the tissues over several months and is then exchanged for a long term implant during a second operation.