Breast Reconstruction Before & After Pictures of Patient 17Back Next Case Previous Case
This is a 50-year-old female who came to see Dr. Piazza at his office location in southwest Austin, Texas to discuss her breast asymmetry. Fifteen years ago, she was diagnosed and treated for a left breast cancer. Due to the cancer treatment, she developed a breast asymmetry leaving a defect in the upper portion of her left breast. She had never seen a plastic surgeon in Austin to discuss treatment options for breast reconstruction.
Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Rocco Piazza discussed different breast reconstruction techniques. Breast reconstruction is a very personal decision for each patient, and Dr. Piazza feels that his patients need to take an adequate amount of time to think about their reconstructive options before proceeding on that journey. Dr. Piazza explained that no matter what technique she chooses, this will be a staged approach to achieve the final optimal result.
For this patient, she chose to correct the contour irregularity of the left upper breast and nipple-areola area with fat grafting. Fat grafting, also known as lipofilling, is a technique that has been used for decades in the face and other parts of the body to add volume and smooth contours. Dr. Piazza explained that fat would be removed from another area of the body, like the abdomen, processed and then placed in the left breast to correct the contour. He also explained that it may take 2-3 separate outpatient surgical procedures to achieve an optimal result.
In surgery, Dr. Piazza removed fat from her abdomen and flanks with liposuction contouring. He then processed that fat cells and injected them under the skin of the left breast. She tolerated surgery well. In the postoperative period, she wore an abdominal binder for 6 weeks and was back to performing normal activities by 7 days. She is excited about the results thus far and will undergo her second lipofilling procedure later this year.
Her breast reconstruction surgery was done in an outpatient surgical hospital setting in Southwest Austin, Texas.
Patient Age: 50
Patient Gender: Female
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*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and results may not occur for all patients. These photos are of an actual patient of our practice who has provided consent to display their pictures online.