Snyder Plastic Surgery | Austin, Tx |Creating Something Beautiful Out of Your Own Tissue
Dr. Ned Snyder, of Austin, Texas, explains how he was able to salvage just such a case in a very unusual way. Traditionally, breast reconstruction following mastectomy will be addressed one of two ways. Either by harvesting the Latissimus Flap from the patients back and adding a tissue expander which is then later switched out for a real breast implant, or if the patient is a good candidate and has enough tissue in her belly, a TRAM flap can be moved from the abdomen to the breast reconstructing it without an implant. In the latter scenario, the patient gets a kind of a two for one in that she gets new breasts and a tummy tuck at the same time.