Direct-to-implant breast reconstruction is a procedure in which breast implants are placed immediately following the mastectomy. The main advantage of this type of surgery is that it provides psychological comfort being able to walk away from the hospital with one’s breast profile intact, rather than having to endure deformity for weeks and months before breast reconstruction.
What are the benefits of direct-to-implant surgery?
- Preservation of healthy breast tissue
- Psychological benefit of undergoing all the work at once
- Allows the patient to leave their mastectomy with fully-formed cleavage
- Offers a realistic-looking outcome