Using the patient’s own tissues, breast implants, or a combination of the two, Dr Reddy can recreate the missing breast/s to resemble your natural breast shape and size.

His gentle demeanour, finely honed surgical skills, and natural eye for aesthetic details have earned him a reputation as one of the finest breast reconstruction surgeons in the nation.

Am I a good candidate for surgery?

Breast reconstruction can be arranged via our North Shore and Norwest plastic surgery offices to be performed in women who have had a mastectomy for breast cancer. Breast reconstruction can entail reconstructing either an entirely new breast or breasts, or it can entail reconstructing only part of a breast that has been lost due to other causes, such as trauma or infection.

What does the breast reconstruction procedure entail?

The new breast can be reconstructed using either your own tissues (typically from the abdomen), or an implant, or a combination of the two.

Implant-based reconstruction

An implant-based reconstruction generally involves more than one procedure. Generally, a tissue expander is first placed to stretch the remaining skin, before a final silicone implant is placed at a second stage. The operation is simpler and has a faster recovery than if you were to undergo an ‘own tissue’ based reconstruction.

Tissue based reconstruction

An autologous (own tissue) breast reconstruction involves more extensive surgery, but the results of which are generally life long, with the new breast also taking on a more natural feel and appearance. The ‘own tissue’ reconstructions involve performing what is known as a ‘flap’. Breast reconstruction flaps generally require transferring tissue from the abdomen (which is reshaped into a breast) to the chest.

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The most common ‘own tissue’ breast reconstruction techniques include the following:

  • TRAM: Transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flaps
  • MSTRAM: Muscle sparing transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flaps
  • DIEP: Deep inferior epigastric perforator flaps

These 3 different abdominal flaps differ based upon how much abdominal muscle is included in the flap. The decision to choose one option over another depends upon a number of factors, including the size of your other breast, the amount of tissue available to reconstruct a new breast, your lifestyle, and your preference. There are advantages and disadvantages to each form of reconstruction and these will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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Every patient is unique and results may vary. Surgery and all health regulated services carry risks which need to be discussed with your doctor to ensure you are fully informed and realistic outcomes have been explained.