There are several kinds of operations that are available for breast reconstruction. Typically, there are procedures that involve implants, a transplant of your own tissue, or both. The ideal strategy will depend on your body type and the recommendations of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr.K.
One of the techniques of breast reconstruction that involve transplanting your own tissue is called a TRAM flap reconstruction. Reconstruction that involves your own tissue is called autologous breast reconstruction. With the TRAM flap procedure, skin, muscle and fat tissue is removed from between your belly button and chest. The removed tissue is then used to reconstruct the breast. Consequently, the removal of tissue from the stomach area results in a tummy tuck.
If you would like to know more about breast reconstruction, please contact Dr. K at his offices in the OC.