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Breast Reconstruction | Case Details

This patient is 54 years old and she weighs 105lbs. She is 5'4". The site of the cancer was the left breast. The type of cancer was invasive. Chemotherapy was performed in conjunction with the reconstruction. The nodal status was 0 of 1. The tumor was stage IIIA. The breast was reconstructed immediately after mastectomy. The autogeneous tissue used was latisimus dorsi with expander. An implant with an expander was used:

Type of expander:Inamed
Initial volume:0 cc's
Final volume:180 cc's
Timing to placement of permanent implant: 4 months
Type of implant:Inamed Saline 363LF
Size:260 cc's


The nipple/areola was reconstructed using the C-V inferiorly based flap technique. The nipple/areola was reconstructed 9 months after breast creation. These photos were taken 1 year, 5 months postoperatively.

Type of Cancer: Invasive

Type of Cancer: 0

Type of Cancer: 1

Timing of placement of permanent implant: 4

Timing after initial breast creation: Delayed

Timing after initial breast creation: 9

Age: 54

Height: 5

Height: 4

Weight: 105

Site of Cancer: Left Breast

Tumor Stage: IIIA

Adjuvant therapy: Chemotherapy

Reconstructive Timing: Immediate

Technique Used A: C-V inferiorly based flap

Technique Used B: Expander with Implant

Initial volume (ccs): 0

Type of expander: Inamed

Final volume (ccs): 180

Type of implant: Inamed Saline 363LF

Size (ccs): 260

Autogenous Tissue: LatisimusDorsiWithExpander

Years between operation and 'after' photos: 1

Months between operation and 'after' photos: 5

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