One Randall Square, Suite 408, Providence, RI 02904

Caroline J. Plamondon, MD

Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Breast Reconstruction

What is breast reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy.


Patient #1

Before

After

Age: 58
Height: 5’2”
Weight (lbs): 114
Mastectomy/cancer side: left
Radiation therapy: No
Type of reconstruction: staged 1) tissue expander 2) silicone implant 3) nipple-areola
Procedure on unaffected side: right breast lift

Patient #2

Before

After

Age: 44
Height: 4’11”
Weight (lbs): 127
Mastectomy/cancer side: right
Radiation therapy: No
Type of reconstruction: staged 1) tissue expander 2) silicone implant 3) nipple-areola prior to tattooing
Procedure on unaffected side: left breast lift

Patient #3

Before

After

Age: 48
Height:5’7”
Weight (lbs): 164
Mastectomy/cancer side: right
Radiation therapy: Yes, right
Type of reconstruction: TRAM flap, no nipple-areola reconstruction
Procedure on unaffected side: left breast reduction/lift

Patient #4

Before

After

Age: 53
Height: 5’3”
Weight (lbs): 162
Mastectomy/cancer side: right
Radiation therapy: Yes, right
Type of reconstruction: TRAM flap with nipple-areola reconstruction
Procedure on unaffected side: left breast reduction/lift

Patient #5

Before

After

Age: 48
Height:5’7”
Weight (lbs): 143
Lumpectomy/cancer side: right
Radiation therapy: Yes, right
Type of reconstruction: Local tissue transfer and lift
Procedure on unaffected side: left breast reduction/lift

Important: These photographs represent typical results, but not everyone who undergoes plastic surgery will achieve the same outcome. Please note, all patients have given their consent to have their photos posted here, and all information is strictly confidential.