Case of the month: April

Case of the Month: April

Photos courtesy of Dr. Daniel Suver, MD, FACS

This woman came in to discuss breast reconstruction after previously having a lumpectomy and radiation on the right breast. She has a history of bilateral breast augmentation.  After additional concerning mammograms,  she decided to pursue bilateral mastectomies and immediate breast reconstruction. Due to her radiated tissue on the right breast, her skin tightened significantly causing a capsular contracture. About a year after her initial surgery we preformed a latissimus flap, using her own tissue, to augment the soft tissue envelope. She then completed a nipple reconstruction and areola tattooing by James Allen at Anchorage Tattoo Studio. Following this journey, this patient is very delighted with her health and her new breasts.