What is Hybrid Breast Reconstruction?

Undergoing a mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis can be a challenging experience, both physically and emotionally. For many women, choosing to restore one or both breasts via a reconstruction procedure can feel like a celebration of recovery and restored health. Breast reconstruction can renew a patient’s confidence, helping her to regain her sense of …

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Is Hybrid Breast Reconstruction Right for You?

After a breast cancer diagnosis, many patients seek breast reconstruction to reflect their restored health. Breast reconstruction can be a critical step in moving forward, but how do you know which type of procedure is the right choice for you? In some situations, a combination of reconstruction techniques, also known as hybrid breast reconstruction, may …

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APEX Flap vs. DIEP Flap Reconstruction — Is There a Difference?

Recently, our practice received questions from a breast cancer patient about a seemingly “new” type of living tissue breast reconstruction, coined the “APEX flap.” But is the procedure any different from the DIEP flap breast reconstruction Dr. Christine Fisher routinely performs? Below, she answers this question. What is APEX Flap Breast Reconstruction and How Does …

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Measure Twice, Cut Once – More Natural-Looking Navel After DIEP Flap

She shapes the umbilical incision in a way that results in a hidden scar inside the umbilicus, for a more natural-looking navel. This careful shaping takes some more time in the operating room but provides better results after the initial reconstruction. 60-year old woman, 6 weeks after DIEP flap, without revision. Our surgeons use a …

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Choosing Between DIEP Flap and Implant Breast Reconstruction

Choosing what manner of reconstruction to undergo after mastectomy, DIEP flap or implant breast reconstruction, is a personal and sometimes difficult choice. Sometimes, your doctor will shepherd you towards one selection and sometimes you will be good candidate for multiple choices. Natural tissue reconstruction like the DIEP flap requires an additional incision at the donor …

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