Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
Vincent D. Lepore, MD
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
Surgeon: Vincent D. Lepore, MD
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.