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Free Flap Breast Reconstruction

Instead of having artificial implants inserted, you can have a new breast mound built or constructed using your own tissue. The tissue most commonly comes from your abdomen.

During this procedure, skin and fat is transferred to your mastectomy site.When this tissue is cut free from its original location, it’s called a free flap. Dr. Zafar shapes this tissue into a breast, so you may not need an implant. Transferring this tissue also causes a tightening of your abdominal wall. Free flaps behave more like the rest of your body tissue, for example, they may change as you gain and lose weight.


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