Why Get an Implant-Based Mastectomy?
Implant-based reconstruction is a popular procedure that provides adequate cosmetic outcome without having to use tissue from another part of the body. Implant based reconstruction is most often a staged procedure, the first stage with be the placement of a tissue expander at the time of the mastectomy and the second stage will be the exchange of the expander for a permanent implant.
In some cases the implant can be placed directly at the time of the surgery which is called “single staged direct implant” This option will be decided between you and your surgeon before the mastectomy to determine if you are a good candidate for this type of reconstruction. Click here to learn more about our plastic surgery procedures.