Breast Cancer Surgery
A lumpectomy is a surgical operation in which a lump is removed from the breast, typically when cancer is present but has not spread.
To treat or prevent breast cancer, a mastectomy is often performed by removing all breast tissue from a breast.
Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
For women undergoing removal of a breast due to breast cancer or as a preventative measure known as risk reduction surgery, A Nipple Sparing Mastectomy is often performed as a surgical advancement.
Breast Reconstruction Surgery
SGAP Breast Reconstruction
SGAP, or Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator, breast reconstruction is a technique used to rebuild the breast which has been lost to mastectomy. Unwanted excess living fat is transplanted to the chest in order to give back shape and volume during reconstruction.
Implant Reconstruction restores the shape and volume of saline or silicone breast implants. The implant is inserted beneath the pectoral muscle and the overall procedure occurs during the time of a mastectomy.
DIEP Breast Reconstruction
In a DIEP flap, fat, skin and blood vessels are cut from the wall of the lower belly and moved up to the chest to rebuild the breast. The tissue in a DIEP flap is very much like breast tissue, so it substitutes well. Since the patient’s own tissue is used to construct a new breast, the risk of rejection is decreased.
PAP stands for Profunda Artery Perforator, which is a blood vessel that runs through your thigh. Reconstruction of the breast can be performed by utilizing this blood vessel, as well as a section of skin and fat from the back of your upper thigh.
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Michael Diaz MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
936 Tommy Munro Dr.
Biloxi, MS 39532