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Dr. Wheeler: DIEP Breast Reconstruction

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Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

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Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

Case: 22764609

Surgeon: Chad K. Wheeler, MD

Surgery: Bilateral delayed breast reconstruction using DIEP flaps, followed by revisions and fat grafting from flank to breasts, followed by nipple reconstruction and areola tattooing.

Diagnosis: Breast Cancer

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Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

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Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

Case: 1343

Surgery: Bilateral immediate breast reconstruction using DIEP flaps, followed by revisions and fat grafting from flank to breasts, followed by nipple reconstruction and cosmetic flank liposuction, followed by areola tattooing

Diagnosis: Breast Cancer

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Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

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Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

Case: 22764843

Surgeon: Chad K. Wheeler, MD

 

Surgery:  Bilateral placement of tissue expanders following bilateral nipple taking mastectomy and bilateral placement of AlloDerm for soft tissue reinforcement of breast. 3 months later followed by bilateral tissue expander removal and replacement with silicone implants

 

Diagnosis: Right breast cancer, Bilateral axillary defects

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Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

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Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

Case: 4985

This 57-year-old chose right and left nipple taking mastectomies as her cancer treatment. She had delayed-immediate reconstruction with DIEP flaps, and two subsequent planned revision surgeries (for revision and nipple reconstruction, respectively).

 

She is one year from DIEPS, eight months from revision 1, and 5 months from nipple creation in the photos.

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Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

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Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

Case: 521

Surgeon: Chad K. Wheeler, MD

 

Surgery: Bilateral breast reconstruction with DIEP flaps

 

Diagnosis: Breast Cancer

 

Bilateral breast reconstruction with muscle-sparing free TRAM flaps

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Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

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Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

Case: 520

Surgeon: Chad K. Wheeler, MD

 

Surgery: Bilateral Breast Reconstruction Using Free Abdominal Tissue, DIEP Flaps

 

Diagnosis: Breast Cancer

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Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

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Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

Case: 518

Surgeon: Chad K. Wheeler, MD

 

Surgery: Bilateral Immediate Breast Reconstruction DIEP Flaps, followed by Revisions and Fat Grafting from Flanks to Breasts, followed by Nipple Reconstruction and Areola Tattooing

 

Diagnosis: Breast Cancer

Before

Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

After

Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

Case: 517

Surgeon: Chad K. Wheeler, MD

 

Surgery: Bilateral Breast Reconstruction using DIEP flaps, Followed by Revisions, Nipple Reconstruction and Areola Tattooing

 

Diagnosis: Breast Cancer

Before

Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

After

Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction

Case: 516

Surgeon: Chad K. Wheeler, MD

 

Surgery: Bilateral Prophylactic DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Following Bilateral Simple Mastectomies

 

Diagnosis: BRCA 2+ Gene Mutation

 

Bilateral mastectomies with immediate breast reconstruction using TRAM flap. Followed 4 months later with breast revisions and cosmetic liposuction. Followed 3 months later with Nipple Reconstruction and finished with Areola Tattooing.

Image by Greg Rosenke
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