Implant or own tissue?
Within the breast centre, it is determined individually for the patient whether an implant or a reconstruction with autologous tissue is the better alternative.
In addition to the individual tumour situation and the wishes of the patient, the necessity of radiotherapy plays an important role in the decision between radiotherapy and implant.
After careful preliminary examination and individual consultation, we have the following procedures at our disposal:
1. Augmentation by tissue from outside the body (expander/implant), if necessary with so-called cellular matrices (ADM)
2. Reonstruction of the breast using the body's own tissue
a. Reconstruction with tissue from the back (latissimus muscle or TDAP flap plastic)
b. Reconstruction with tissue from the abdomen (DIEP flap plastic, formerly TRAM flap plastic, and SIEA flap plastic)
c. Reconstruction of the breast with tissue from the thigh and buttock fold (TMG flap plastic surgery)
d. Breast reconstruction using tissue from the buttocks (S-GAP or I-GAP or FCI flap plastic surgery)