Patients who have undergone previous implant-based breast reconstruction often suffer from complications like an excessive pain, or weakness. This is often a result of having the implants sub-muscularly. Pre-pectoral breast reconstruction can substitute biological mesh products (called acellular dermal matrices) for muscle to protect, cover, and support a patient’s implants.
The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery consider various factors when deciding on the technique that will give you the best results. These factors include your specific cancer diagnosis, planned adjuvant therapy, whether to use implants or tissue for the reconstruction, and more.
While there are many patients who still benefit from a more traditional method of breast reconstruction, the number of patients eligible for pre-pectoral breast reconstruction is growing. During your consultation, your doctor will discuss whether this technique is the best option for you.
This technique is used for:
Finding the right plastic surgeon for your pre-pectoral (over-the-muscle) breast reconstruction procedure is critical. Our doctors have decades of experience making each and every patient feel beautiful and confident with the latest, most innovative practices.
Surgery Time: 2-3 Hours
Recovery Time: 2-3 Weeks
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
“When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, I was given a peer recommendation for Dr. Bruno, and I am so grateful for it. I required a unilateral mastectomy and reconstruction, and a breast reduction. Dr. Bruno was sensitive to my insecurities and was available at any time to answer questions and provide complete explanations. His kindness and soothing demeanor was very helpful during the entire process and made me feel confident about coming out of this health crisis successfully, which I did, and with a beautifully reduced breast that shows no scar whatsoever.”— Christine F.
“I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2015 and chose to have a double mastectomy with breast reconstruction. My breast surgeon referred me to Dr. Brown of Bruno Brown Plastic Surgery in Chevy Chase, and after my first meeting with Dr. Coleman Brown, I knew I didn’t need to look any further! His staff greeted me with smiles and made me feel very comfortable.”— Theresa R.