Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
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This patient, in her late 40s, learned that she had breast cancer, and that her treatment would include a mastectomy of her left breast. After learning about her options, she decided to have immediate breast reconstruction. Dr. Lepore was able to proceed with the reconstructive surgery immediately following the mastectomy. Since she was able to have what's known as a "nipple sparing mastectomy," in which the nipple and some of the surrounding breast skin is untouched, Dr. Lepore inserted a special reconstructive implant beneath the skin and muscle flap. The implant used is a silicone cohesive gel type. To better cover the lower pole of her breast, a graft of acellular dermal matrix was used.
Our patient has resumed her normal activities. She is very pleased with the natural look and feel of her reconstructed breast.
This patient is in her 40s, and is undergoing bilateral mastectomies (both breasts removed) due to breast cancer. She decided on a plan of action that included nipple sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction.
In Dr. Lepore's consultations with the patient, they determined the type and size of implants she would have (Allergan- form stable silicone, anatomically shaped reconstructive implants). During surgery, the implants were placed beneath the chest muscle. While a good portion of breast skin and the nipple/areola area were left intact, in this case, as in many, additional coverage was needed for the implant. This patient also had a graft of Acellular Dermal Matrix (a skin cell material) placed along the inframammary fold, to provide the coverage she needed.
The After photos show her results approximately 2 months following surgery. Although she is still in the healing stages, our patient is very pleased with the results of her reconstructive procedures.
This woman, in her early 30s, underwent a Lumpectomy several years ago on her right breast, due to a cancerous tumor. The results of that surgery led to unevenness, or asymmetry in her breasts, with the right breast sitting higher than the left. Dr. Lepore presented a number of options to balance her breasts, ultimately advising Breast Reconstruction using silicone implants, along with Breast Lift, and a slight Reduction on the left breast. During her surgery, in the same session, Dr. Lepore performed a short-scar anchor lift on the right breast, and an anchor-style lift with slight reduction of the left breast.
Our patient's bilateral breast reconstruction was completed with the so-called gummy bear style implant; Sientra, moderate profile 300cc smooth, round implants, which were inserted beneath the chest muscle. The result is a much more balanced, natural look and feel.
This woman, in her 40s, is one of our many Breast Reconstruction patients. Immediately following what's known as a Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy of her left breast, Dr. Lepore performed her Reconstruction. Her breast was reconstructed with a form-stable, or gummy bear silicone implant (in this case, Allergan 410, teardrop shape, moderate profile - 320cc), inserted sub-pectorally.
To further complete her cosmetic result, a graft of Acellular Dermal Matrix was used to provide more coverage of the lower pole of her breast. The After photos were taken 2 months following her surgery.