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Transformation Galleries

The images in this section are the results of reconstructive and corrective procedures performed by the surgeons at The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery. These photographs are for educational purposes only and to help women who may be considering reconstructive breast surgery. Individual results may vary and you should seek a personal consultation with your Center physician to discuss the particulars of your individual needs and situation. Please use discretion when navigating the gallery. All images and content are copyrighted by The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, LLC.

APEX FlapSM Breast Reconstruction

The APEX FlapSM breast reconstruction (Abdominal Perforator Exchange flap) is a highly sophisticated microsurgical technique that is used to rebuild the breast lost to mastectomy. Excess living fat from below the belly button is transplanted to restore breast volume and shape. This is an advancement over the DIEP procedure and has very specific indications and benefits. When indicated, it can result in a softer breast and stronger abdomen.


DIEP Breast Reconstruction

DIEP breast reconstruction (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator flap) is an advanced microsurgical technique that is used to rebuild the breast lost to mastectomy. Excess living fat from below the belly button is transplanted to restore breast volume and shape. This approach to breast reconstruction is gentler than, and preferred over, older breast reconstruction techniques known as TRAM and Latissimus flaps.


Stacked FlapSM Breast Reconstruction

Pioneered at our Center in 2007, the Stacked FlapSM breast reconstruction procedure provides a solution for thin women who need reconstruction of a single breast. The fat is collected from the donor site much like a tummy tuck procedure. It is then layered or “stacked” for more size and projection in the new breast.


SGAP Breast Reconstruction

Our Center pioneered the bilateral Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator (SGAP) breast reconstruction in 2005. The SGAP procedure is an advanced microsurgical technique that is used to rebuild the breast lost to mastectomy. Living fat is transplanted from excess in the upper hip region to restore volume and shape in the newly reconstructed breast while imparting a “butt lift” effect in the donor site. The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery remains the world’s authority in this technique and our surgeons have lectured around the world on its application.


BODY LIFT Perforator Flap® Breast Reconstruction

Pioneered at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in 2012, the BODY LIFT Flap®breast reconstruction procedure provides a solution for rebuilding the breasts with natural living fat when a double mastectomy is performed in a thin woman. Similar to the Stacked FlapSM, the BODY LIFT Flap® breast reconstruction technique gives added size and projection to the new breasts when single donor site tissue is not enough. In women with less body fat, the layering or “stacking” of the fat allows us to restore breast shape and size beyond that of ordinary flap procedures. In addition, a BODY LIFT Flap® incision design can provide both a tummy tuck reshaping and a lift of the buttocks in the donor site.


HYBRID Breast Reconstruction

Hybrid Breast Reconstruction provides a solution for rebuilding the breasts with natural living fat combined with supplemental breast implants. This technique gives added size and projection to the new breasts when a single donor site tissue transplant is not enough. In women with less body fat, adding a small breast implant beneath the living fat transfer can provide the surgical equivalent of a breast augmentation after mastectomy with the benefit of softness and warmth from the living fat combination.


CORRECTIVE Breast Reconstruction

Women who have experienced a failed or otherwise unsuccessful breast reconstruction in the past are often delighted to find out that our experience and expertise can help. Creative artistry and sophisticated microsurgical procedures allow the surgeons at our Center to correct or dramatically improve even the most disappointing outcomes. It is no longer necessary to live with chronic pain or disfigurement from previous procedures.


Lumpectomy Repair

Lumpectomy is commonly recommended for early-stage breast cancer. This approach can be appealing to women battling breast cancer as it represents an opportunity to minimize surgery and preserve the affected breast. For a lumpectomy to be effective, it requires a series of radiation treatments following the surgery. Unfortunately, this can lead to shrinkage or permanent deformity in the treated breast and techniques pioneered at our Center can often help restore balance and shape.

Breast Implant Removal


Implant Breast Reconstruction

Implant Breast Reconstruction provides a solution for restoration of volume and shape with silicone or saline filled breast implants. The implant is inserted at the time of mastectomy and is supported by an “internal bra” made up of collagen sheeting known as “dermal matrix”. Our surgeons are expert in all forms of breast reconstruction including “pre-pectoral” and “direct to implant” options.


BRCA / Preventative Mastectomy

The “BRCA gene” is a well-known genetic abnormality that can lead to a very high risk of breast cancer in affected families. The modern era of detection afforded by simple blood tests, including those offered by services such as “23 and Me”, Myriad Genetics and others, has led to increasing public awareness in this area. Several other genetic “markers” (“CHEK2”, “PALB2”, etc.)can also put women (and men) at high risk for breast cancer. Modern preventive or “prophylactic” mastectomy can reduce this risk substantially. When combined with superior breast reconstruction techniques, the breast can emerge with a near scarless impact and the associated long-term health profile allows those considering intervention a measure of control over their inherited risk of breast cancer


Nipple Sparing Mastectomy

Nipple Sparing Mastectomy (NSM) is a surgical advancement for women undergoing removal of the breast due to cancer or as a preventative measure known as risk reduction surgery. Through a carefully designed incision, the breast tissue is removed while leaving the overlying skin and nipple intact. This approach can leave a near scarless look to the finish of the reconstructed breast and is the first choice when combining mastectomy with reconstruction at our Center.