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Scott Spear, MD, FACS

Chevy Chase, MD

Breast Reconstruction | Case Details

This patient is 33 years old and she weighs 118lbs. She is 5'6". The site of the cancer was the right breast. The breast was reconstructed immediately after mastectomy. An implant with an expander was used:

Type of expander:133MV
Initial volume:275 cc's
Final volume:375 cc's
Timing to placement of permanent implant: 8 months
Type of implant:McGhan Silicone-Filled Style 153 450cc
Size:450 cc's


The nipple/areola was reconstructed using the local flap technique. The nipple/areola was reconstructed 9 months after breast creation. These photos were taken 1 year postoperatively.

Timing of placement of permanent implant: 8

Timing after initial breast creation: Delayed

Timing after initial breast creation: 9

Age: 33

Height: 5

Height: 6

Weight: 118

Site of Cancer: Right Breast

Reconstructive Timing: Immediate

Technique Used A: local flap

Technique Used B: Expander with Implant

Initial volume (ccs): 275

Type of expander: 133MV

Final volume (ccs): 375

Type of implant: McGhan Silicone-Filled Style 153 450cc

Size (ccs): 450

Years between operation and 'after' photos: 1

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