A Number of Options Post-Mastectomy
Several types of flap breast reconstruction procedures are performed post-mastectomy at our Connecticut locations in New Haven, Shelton, and Norwalk, including:
- Pedicle Flap Breast Reconstruction – This procedure uses tissue from the patient’s back or belly to recreate the breast, but without disrupting the tissue’s original blood supply.
- SIEA (Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery) Flap Breast Reconstruction – This procedure uses the superficial inferior epigastric artery, rather than the deep inferior epigastric artery, to supply blood to the new breast.
- TUG (Transverse Upper Gracilis) Flap Breast Reconstruction – This procedure uses tissue from the upper thigh to recreate the breast, and is typically performed when there is a lack of viable tissue in the patient’s abdomen.
Which Flap Breast Reconstruction Procedure Is Right For You?
We can help you decide. Our world-class staff offers experience and expertise shared by few other plastic surgeons. Dr. Reilly understands that this is a difficult time for you and your family. There are many professionals involved in your care and there is a lot of new information to be discussed and decisions to be made to help you through this process. But have hope, as there are procedures available to you that can restore the appearance of the breast. Dr. Reilly encourages you to bring a family member or friend to any consultation. He also suggests planning on more than one meeting to help you understand the options more fully. Since we can all forget to ask something or perhaps discover something in our research that we have a question about, two meetings are always helpful. If you need more than two, please ask, and Dr. Reilly may even suggest additional consultations if he feels they would benefit you.
Schedule a Flap Breast Reconstruction
To learn more about flap breast reconstruction procedures, call 203.924.2900 today. Our locations in New Haven, Shelton, and Norwalk are easily accessible from the Woodbridge, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, and Southport regions, and beyond.
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