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Scott Spear, MD, FACS

Chevy Chase, MD

Breast Reconstruction | Case Details

This patient is 43 years old and she weighs 123lbs. She is 5'0". The site of the cancer was the left breast. The type of cancer was lobular. Chemotherapy was performed in conjunction with the reconstruction. The nodal status was 2 of 15. The breast was reconstructed immediately after mastectomy. An implant with an expander was used:

Type of expander:133MV
Initial volume:340 cc's
Final volume:425 cc's
Timing to placement of permanent implant: 4 months
Type of implant:Saline-Filled Style 363LF 410cc
Size:410cc filled to 365 cc's


The nipple/areola was reconstructed using the local flap technique. The nipple/areola was reconstructed 5 months after breast creation. These photos were taken 10 months postoperatively.

Type of Cancer: Lobular

Type of Cancer: 2

Type of Cancer: 15

Timing of placement of permanent implant: 4

Timing after initial breast creation: Delayed

Timing after initial breast creation: 5

Age: 43

Height: 5

Height: 0

Weight: 123

Site of Cancer: Left Breast

Adjuvant therapy: Chemotherapy

Reconstructive Timing: Immediate

Technique Used A: local flap

Technique Used B: Expander with Implant

Initial volume (ccs): 340

Type of expander: 133MV

Final volume (ccs): 425

Type of implant: Saline-Filled Style 363LF 410cc

Size (ccs): 410cc filled to 365

Months between operation and 'after' photos: 10

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