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Thirty nine year old patient, two years after her right breast cancer was treated with a lumpectomy along with radiation. The right breast is scarred and tissue is missing in the upper outer side. Also, her nipple is pointing up and sideways.
After just two sessions of BRAVA + AFT, the radiated breast is fuller and softer. The nipple was also moved back to the normal position. A natural breast lift was performed on the left side to help create symmetry in the breasts. This breast lift is achieved by weaving an internal bra inside the breast, it is without incisions. The liposuction also significantly improved her body contour.
Lumpectomy patient who underwent radiation to treat breast cancer.
One month after the BRAVA +AFT procedure, the patient has achieves improved breast contour and the deformity is partially corrected. Her treatment consisted of a four week BRAVA expansion, followed by fat grafting and extensive needle release of the scar (rigottomy). While the patient is happy with the achieved result, another session of BRAVA + AFT would further soften her tissues and improve her symmetry.
Sixty one year-old woman, nearly three years after her right breast cancer was treated with a lumpectomy and radiation. The lateral side of her breast was deficient and her nipple was pointing sideways. She had a deep gouging defect in her armpit from the lymph node removal and the radiation treatment. She also experienced chronic pain from the associated nerve damage.
One year, after her two BRAVA + AFT treatment sessions her breasts are fuller and of natural appearance. Along with the BRAVA + AFT, she benefited from our specialized techniques that are done simultaneously. For example, the rigottomy technique was used to loosen her scars, while the PALF maneuvers was used to move the nipple to its natural position in the center. As a side benefit, the liposuction improved her body contour. Also, the defect in the axilla was filled, her breasts were softened and her chronic pain was alleviated.
Forty one year old woman with breast cancer was treated with a lumpectomy followed by radiation. The tissue deficiency in the upper part of the breast displaced the nipple upward. The only treatment alternative offered by her plastic surgeons was to transfer a flap.
After 1 year
The patient refused to have a flap reconstruction. Instead, she came to Miami Breast Center where her natural breast was regenerated with advanced fat grafting techniques. She had two BRAVA + AFT treatment sessions, each 3 months apart. Extensive rigottomy of the radiated scar was necessary to make room for the fat grafts, and the PALF procedure generated the upper breast tissue needed to bring the nipple down. Ideally, an additional procedure will fully correct the deformity.
Two years after her left breast cancer was treated with a lumpectomy followed by radiation, the sixty three year-old patient looks to regenerate her natural breasts.
The breast is expanded using the BRAVA expander, this also helps loosen the scalloped defect. Fat grafts are used along with the method of Rigottomy release to soften the radiation scarring and restore near-normal contour and symmetry.