61 year-old woman 3 years after her right breast cancer was treated with a lumpectomy followed by 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 and had chronic pain from the associated nerve damage.
|After 6 Months|
Appearance 1 year after 2 BRAVA + AFT treatment sessions with Rigottomies to loosen the scar and PALF maneuvers to move the nipple to the center. As a side benefit we improved her body contour. We also filled up the defect in the axilla, softened her breasts, and resolved her chronic pain.
Paciente de tumorectomía que recibió radiación & después de 8 semanas de la expansión BRAVA & lipo injertos.
BRAVA expansion for 3 weeks followed by fat grafting with extensive needle release of the scar (Rigottomy). 3 months after the procedure, the deformity is partially corrected and a near-normal breast contour is restored. While the patient is happy with the achieved result, another session of BRAVA + AFT would further soften her tissues and improve her symmetry.
41 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. Instead, she came to the Miami Breast Center where she had two BRAVA + AFT treatment sessions 3 months apart.
|After 1 year|
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. She ideally needs a repeat procedure to fully correct the deformity.
63 year-old woman 2 years after her left breast cancer was treated with a lumpectomy followed by radiation. BRAVA treatment expanded the breast and loosened up the scalloped defect.
Fat grafting and Rigottomy release softened the radiation scarring and restored near-normal contour and symmetry.