Beyond Implant-based Breast Reconstruction
In select patients, this technique eliminates the need for a tissue expander. It places a permanent implant at the time of mastectomy. It delivers an immediate result, allowing patients to have complete breast reconstruction in as little as one surgery.
Pre-pectoral implant with soft tissue reinforcement
This is for a natural-looking breast restoration that also moves naturally. It can be combined with fat grafting as well.
Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy with direct-to-implant or free flap:
Though not for everyone, it preserves the nipple during a mastectomy. It can provide the best cosmetic outcome possible. It can also be combined with fat grafting to yield an unmatched aesthetic result.
This method is done at the time of lumpectomy. It utilizes breast reduction principles to help shape and restore the breast.
Partial Breast Reconstruction for Lumpectomy Defects:
If you need a larger lumpectomy or segmental mastectomy, this technique can help preserve some parts of the breast without a full mastectomy. It restores the lost skin and breast volume with skin and fat from the side or back.
Begins with reducing and raising the breast and nipple before mastectomy via breast reduction. Its advantages are:
The breast envelope is optimized for a cosmetic result
Often spares the nipple
Can prevent the need for radiation once the mastectomy is completed at a later stage
This is optimal for women with very large breasts where the nipple is too low to be raised. It allows the chance to still perform a nipple-sparing mastectomy. This can be followed by implant or flap reconstruction.
Immediate Nipple Reconstruction:
Sometimes the nipple must be taken during a mastectomy. In this case, it is occasionally beneficial to build a new nipple at the same time as the initial reconstruction.
3D Tattoing is the absolute latest in techniques. And for it, Dr. Linville has teamed up with Houston’s best. He works with experts who specialize in creating and restoring the subtle nuances of the nipple and areola.