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My Houston Surgeons created an infographic with the top 5 questions asked about Breast Reconstruction .

1. What is breast reconstruction?

It is a general term used to describe the surgical technique used to rebuild the breast.

2. Why would someone undergo breast reconstruction?

The surgery helps women gain control of their lives, helping them build confidence, improve their self-esteem and bring proportion and feminine contour to their bodies. This reconstructive plastic surgery is especially beneficial to women who had their breasts removed for medical reasons, had experienced trauma or have developed breast abnormality during its development stage.

3. How is breast reconstruction done with implants?

For those with enough breast skin, who are nonsmokers and otherwise healthy, breast-surgery with implants can be performed with conventional techniques, very similar to a breast augmentation.

4. How is breast surgery done without implants?

Depending on the patient, other popular techniques to consider are the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap, profunda artery perforator (PAP) flap, and superior/inferior fluteal artery (GAP) flap.

5. What does the flap procedures entail?

Flap procedures require the surgeon to harvest fat from different parts of the patient’s body, such as the abdomen, thighs or buttocks, and insert the grafted fat into the breasts.

For more details or questions on breast reconstruction or the flap procedures contact My Houston Surgeons today for a consultation.