Unexplained breast shrinkage, especially one-sided. New asymmetry between the breasts.
Nipple changes, such as if they’re slightly inverted scaly, red or swollen skin on the breast, areola, or nipple.
Change in skin texture or enlarged pores on the breast, like the skin on an orange.
Unexplained swelling especially one-sided.
Watery, milky, yellow or bloody.
Reconstruction of the breast is performed at the same time as your mastectomy procedure7.
Reconstruction of your breast is performed as a separate procedure, not at the time of your mastectomy7.
• Latissimus Dorsi Flap: Uses a flap of tissue from your back muscle to reconstruct the breast(s)
• Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap (SGAP) or Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap (IGAP): Takes skin and fat from your buttocks to reconstruct your breast(s)
• Transverse Myocutaneous Gracilis Flap (TMG) or Transverse Upper Gracilis Flap (TUG): Takes skin, fat and muscle from your thigh to reconstruct your breast(s)
• Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous (TRAM) Flap: Uses skin, tissue and muscle from your abdomen to reconstruct your breast(s)
• Muscle-sparing Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous (MSTRAM) Flap: Uses just skin (Tissue is taken from your abdomen to reconstruct your breast(s))
• Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator (DIEP) Flap: Takes a portion of your lower abdomen, including skin and fat (leaving behind the abdomen muscle), to reconstruct your breast(s)
• One-stage Reconstruction
• Two-stage Reconstruction
The Motiva Flora® Tissue Expander is placed at the time of the mastectomy procedure to expand the skin and create a pocket for a permanent Motiva® implant. Once the expansion process is complete, the Motiva Flora® Tissue Expander is removed and replaced with a permanent Motiva® breast implant. Two-stage reconstruction can also include MotivaHybrid® surgery to provide extra coverage to the breast, to shape contour, and to enhance the symmetry of your reconstructed breast(s).