PROCEDURES

Information About Reconstruction Procedures

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Recovery Time
4 – 6 Weeks

DIEP flap breast reconstruction involves using a patient's own abdominal tissue, skin, and blood vessels to recreate her breasts after a mastectomy.

Recovery Time
4 – 6 Weeks

We can remove tissue from the upper part of the buttocks to perform a GAP flap reconstruction after a mastectomy if there's not enough abdomen tissue.

Recovery Time
4 – 6 Weeks

The difference between the SIEA (superficial inferior epigastric artery) flap and DIEP flap is the artery used to supply blood flow to the new breast.

Recovery Time
4 – 6 Weeks

The 2nd most common breast reconstruction at our practice is the TUG flap reconstruction (inner thigh tissue is harvested to recreate your breasts).

Recovery Time
4 – 6 Weeks

We can use the tissue from your outer upper thigh to recreate your breast after having a mastectomy. This is called a PAP flap breast reconstruction.

Recovery Time
2 – 6 Weeks

Implant-based breast reconstruction is one of the most common surgeries Dr. Snyder and Dr. Whitfield perform at the Breast and Body Center of Austin.

Recovery Time
2 – 4 Weeks

Our plastic surgeons can recreate your nipples with surgical means, or you can have a realistic 3D nipple and areola tattooed on after reconstruction.

Recovery Time
4 – 6 Weeks

After testing positive for the BRCA gene mutation, you will have options. We offer reconstruction for women choosing to have a life-saving mastectomy.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.