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Breast Reconstruction Northern Virginia Pictures

Breast reconstruction before and after photos are displayed below. There are many ways to reconstruct a breast or both breast mounds after tissue has been partially or completely removed. Natural tissues or implants are the most common ways. To learn more, visit the breast reconstruction information page on the site.

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This thin woman came for immediate reconstruction. This means that when her mastectomy was being performed, her new breast would be built at the same time. During a mastectomy, the biopsy site has to be cut out along with the breast and nipple. This left her with the defect she had. She she wanted immediate reconstruction, only the defect had to be filled. This is why her skin reconstruction is small. She originally did not want any implants placed and her first surgery restored volume to match her right side. Prior to nipple reconstruction, she decided that she did want implants for both sides. This is an early follow up photo. Over time the skin, now on her breast will loose all of its pigment and become white like the rest of her breast. No long term follow up are available, secondary to relocation.

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She had old above the muscle implants removed in the past by another plastic surgeon. She was essentially left with no breasts on either side. She had breast mounds that were composed of fat. In her after photos she has had retracting scar tissue removed and new implants placed below her muscles.

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She had undergone removal of her breast tissue (Mastectomy) years prior for concerns of cancer. Over time, she became discontent with her look and elected to have implants placed to improve her aesthetic.

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She had breast tissue removed for cancer concerns and problems develop with her implants, done by another plastic surgeon years prior. She ultimately decided to proceed with a reconstruction placing implants into the skin envelopes. She required releasing of the scar tissues and the implants placed under her muscles.

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In her before photos, her biopsy incision is located in the lower outer aspect of the right breast. She under immediate reconstruction using some skin and tissue from her back. The amount of skin taken matches the amount taken for the mastectomy. She had a breast implant placed at the first surgery. She was not concerned about nipple reconstruction and was happy waking up from her mastectomy with a breast mound.

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She had her breast cancer surgery and initial reconstruction done elsewhere. She wanted a secondary revision of her surgery. The implant on the left side was too small and had scar tissue surrounding it. In her after photos, she has had that implant exchanged for a larger one and all of the scar tissue removed. The restrictions of her shape were released and she was very pleased with the overall improvement of her breast. No secondary surgery was performed on the right.

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This woman had actually had breast implants placed under her muscles in the past. She developed breast cancer and the surgeon removed her breast but left in the old implant under the muscle. This can be seen in her top row of photos. She underwent a staged breast reconstruction. The old implant was removed and she had a tissue expander placed. Over a period of a few weeks the skin was expanded and then stretched fully for months. Then she went back to surgery and had the expander device removed and a permanent implant placed and her nipple reconstructed.

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She had her left breast removed years ago for cancer. She determined that she would like to have a one stage reconstruction. Her back tissue was selected as a donor site for new tissue. She also had an implant placed. By electing to have the new tissue brought in from her back, she did not require a tissue expander to be placed to stretch out her skin. She was not concerned about creating a new nipple. Actually, many woman who have remained with the mastectomy scar for years do not elect to undergo the nipple reconstruction.

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Her before photos demonstrate the biopsy site in the right breast. She is marked for the removal of the biopsy site, areola and breast, and how the wound will be closed. She had her breast reconstruction using a tissue expander followed by placement of a permanent implant or prosthesis. She declined nipple reconstruction. In her after photos, she has maintained a nice breast shape and did not loose the fold of her breast.