Because breast cancer surgery removes a significant amount of tissue, these procedures use a few different methods to accomplish this goal. We use both implants and fat transfer to rebuild the lost tissue.
We offer two types of breast implants, one is a silicone gel implant typically called a “gummy bear implant.” The other type of implant we use is filled with a sterile saline solution. You can read more about these implants in our blog article, “Are Breast Implants Safe After A Mastectomy?”
Aside from implants, we offer a procedure called DIEP Flap surgery. Essentially, this procedure allows us to remove unwanted fat cells from your tummy and use it to rebuild the breast with your body’s own tissues. As an added benefit, you also get the benefits of a free tummy tuck! Dr. Garza is one of the best DIEP flap surgeons in Nashville, and has years of experience offering this procedure to patients.
If you’re interested in learning more about this procedure, you can learn more about this and other common breast reconstruction surgeries.