DIEP reconstruction is the “Gold Standard” breast reconstruction. It replaces breast tissue with skin and fat from the abdomen and is as close to “like for like” as you can get.
The TUG gives a permanent, warm, soft and shapely breast reconstruction with a good cosmetic result however the volume is limited and you may require additional procedures to achieve a desired volume.
Latissimus Dorsi Reconstruction
LD reconstruction may be autologous (entirely your own tissue) or combined with an implant. This reconstruction uses skin / fat and muscle from your back to replace breast tissue.
Implant Based Reconstruction
Reconstruction is usually done at the time of the mastectomy (immediate) but can also be done in a delayed fashion (months to years after the cancer surgery).
Nipple and Areola Complex (NAC) reconstruction is often the final stage of breast reconstruction.