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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 type of cancer was ductal. The breast was reconstructed immediately after mastectomy. The preoperative bra size was 36A. An implant with an expander was used:

Type of expander:133MV both breasts (left prophylactic)
Initial volume:275 cc's
Final volume:375 cc's
Timing to placement of permanent implant: 9 months
Type of implant:McGhan, Round, Silicone, Style 153
Size:450 cc's


The nipple/areola was reconstructed using the local flap and tattoo technique. The nipple/areola was reconstructed after breast creation. The patient was a size 36C/D postoperatively. These photos were taken 1 year postoperatively.

Type of Cancer: Ductal

Timing of placement of permanent implant: 9

Timing after initial breast creation: Delayed

Age: 33

Height: 5

Height: 6

Weight: 118

Site of Cancer: Right Breast

Reconstructive Timing: Immediate

Preoperative Cup Size: 36A

Postoperative Cup Size: 36C/D

Technique Used A: local flap and tattoo

Technique Used B: Expander with Implant

Initial volume (ccs): 275

Type of expander: 133MV both breasts (left prophylactic)

Final volume (ccs): 375

Type of implant: McGhan, Round, Silicone, Style 153

Size (ccs): 450

Years between operation and 'after' photos: 1

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