• Direct-to-Implant Reconstruction

    In some cases, after a mastectomy, there is enough healthy skin left in the breast area, and enough blood supply to the skin, to insert a breast implant without the need for tissue expansion. In this “direct-to-implant” approach to breast reconstruction, your implant can be placed inside the remaining skin immediately after a mastectomy. This can eliminate the need for multiple surgeries and treatment sessions to expand the skin.

    You and your surgeon will decide during your pre-operative consultation whether direct-to-implant reconstruction is a possibility. However, a final decision can only be made in the operating room when the breast and reconstructive surgeon are able to critically evaluate the health of your breast skin after the cancer is removed.