Free Flap Vs. Implant
Free Flap vs. Implant: Overview
For many women, belly tissue or implants can be used to create the breast mound. The two options are very different. Abdominal based reconstruction is a larger up-front commitment of operating room time, inpatient stay, and restrictions, in exchange for minimal to no long term maintenance. Implant based reconstruction is a shorter up-front commitment, in exchange for the very likely requirement for revisionary surgery on a long term basis. Read further for more information on Free Flap vs. Implant.
The dedicated abdominal tissue and implant based pages describe these two operations in detail. This table describes some of the differences between Free Flap vs. Implant for breast mound creation.