Breast Cancer Reconstruction
At the time of breast cancer treatment (immediate) or following its treatment (delayed), breast reconstruction is available to restore the shape of the breast.
Types of breast reconstruction include:
- Implant-based reconstruction
- Latissimus (back flap) reconstruction
- Combination of implant and Latissiumus flap
- DIEP free flap reconstruction using the lower abdominal fatty tissue with or without skin
Titus Adams offers breast reconstruction and most commonly, this now involves the DIEP free flap type of reconstruction which uses specialist microsurgical techniques. This involves the maintenance of blood supply to allow tissue completely removed from one area of the body (free) to be plumbed back into other parts of the body, keeping it viable through the micro-anastomosis (joining) of the artery and vein. This requires surgery only available in specialist centres.
Please refer to the DIEP free flap reconstruction document present below.