Procedures: Overview

Our practice specializes in muscle sparing breast reconstruction such as the GAP, PAP, SIEA, and DIEP flaps.

Procedures | The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction®

Transforming Healthy, Living Tissue

Microsurgery has come a long way since its invention by vascular surgeons in the 1960s. The term refers to any surgery involving a surgical microscope. And it has found one of its best applications in breast reconstruction.

Through microsurgery, our skilled surgeons are able to harvest healthy tissue from one part of a woman’s body and reattach it to the breast area. Through the careful process of attaching blood vessels, microsurgery allows patients to have natural looking breasts made from their own, living tissue.

 

We’re about more than reconstructing breasts, we’re about restoring lives.

Our Procedures:

DIEP Flap

The DIEP flap is the most frequently used type of perforator surgery for breast reconstruction because of the tummy tuck benefit that can be part of the process.

GAP Flap

Women who are thin or who have minimal tummy tissue can also benefit from this procedure. In the GAP Flap, tissue is taken from the buttock area.

PAP Flap

PAP Flap is know as the profunda artery perforator flap, and utilizes the tissues of the upper thigh to reconstruct the breast following mastectomy.

Innovative Procedures

Learn about alternative procedures using tissue from under the arms, “love handles”, outer leg and upper outer tummy.

ReSensation™

Utilize donated nerve tissue that attaches to a patients remaining new tissue in the affected area.

3D Nipple Tattoo

The 3-D nipple tattoo is a work of art that looks like an authentic nipple. Artistic skills make the tattoos look just like real nipples.

Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction Restores Your Shape & Psyche.

Sometimes mastectomies, reconstructive surgeries and implant based reconstruction simply don’t work as well as you hoped, nor as well as they should. Our surgeons are experts at repair work.

Using the various flap techniques, they can create full, natural looking breasts with tissue from your own body. Your own tissue can be used to give you a more natural and permanent result.

Approximately 1/3 of our patients have experienced past failed implant reconstruction and we “start over” without sacrificing any of your important muscles. Bonus: Your buttocks or tummy may look more aesthetically pleasing than you ever expected!

We know how daunting breast reconstruction information can be, and we’re here to personally answer your questions.

Over 200 breast reconstruction Q & A’s can be found on in our Ask the Doctor posts. If you can’t find your answer, please submit your Ask the Doctor question below, and we’ll personally answer within 48 hours.

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