Breast reconstruction with implant (saline or silicone) enables the surgeon to create a submuscular pocket large enough to place a fully inflated breast implant. Interposition of a lower-pole internal sling, to increase the capacity of the pectoralis major pocket while providing immediate ability to achieve full or subtotal prosthetic fill and optimal aesthetic breast. In a final stage of breast reconstruction, a nipple and areola may be re-created on the reconstructed breast, if these were not preserved during the mastectomy.
Implants may also be used for reconstruction of congenital or traumatic defects and for management of significant asymmetries.
Get in touch with your surgeon to learn if implant-based breast reconstruction is right for you.