Breast Reconstruction after a Mastectomy
There are some options when it comes to breast reconstructive surgery. Dr. Xiaoti Xu, Plastic Surgeon at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, says when a woman comes for breast reconstruction after mastectomy she has two main options: whether to use her own tissue or to use implants.
"I you choose to use your own tissue, you're kind of limited by how your body is. The most common choice that we use is using skin and fat from your belly using transplantation, where we move the skin and fat with the blood vessels connecting to them and reconnect them to blood vessels in your chest," he says.