Reconstructive surgery after mastectomy is the most common plastic surgery performed at Sacred Heart. Reconstruction can be done at the same time as mastectomy or later as a separate procedure.
Free Flap Breast Reconstruction Surgery
This procedure is a type of tissue flap surgery to rebuild a breast after a mastectomy. Tissue flap surgeries use muscle, fat, skin and other tissue from different parts of the body to shape a new breast.
Specifically, free flap refers to the type of tissue flap surgery where blood vessels are cut in the tissue before it is reattached to form the breast. The blood vessels are then connected to the blood vessels in the chest.
Risks associated with this procedure.
Skin Lesion Excision
Excisions remove cancerous lesions and other tissues. Usually done under local anesthesia, skin excisions can be done for different types of cancer, including squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell.
Learn more about skin lesion excision.
Learn about the complications of this procedure.