ECAPS Center for Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is the rebuilding of a breast using prosthetic material or your own body's tissues, usually in women, most commonly following a mastectomy or lumpectomy. The surgery is often involves several procedures performed in stages, consisting of a mastectomy/lumpectomy, breast reconstruction and nipple/areola reformation. There are several reconstruction techniques that can restore a breast to near normal shape, size, and appearance. The following are the five types of procedures we use for this surgery.... more

Breast Reduction

Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction involves removing excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to acquire a breast size in proportion to your body. The most common reason for breast reduction surgery is a desire to decrease the size of large or overdeveloped breasts in order to ease physical discomfort caused by the weight of the breasts. There are many techniques for breast reduction surgery and the type recommended for you will be determined by body shape, your breast tissue, and the goals you and your surgeon discuss.... more

Breast Augmentation

Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. Common reasons for breast augmentation surgery include a desire to increase the size of small or underdeveloped breasts, correct asymmetry problems, restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, and breast reconstruction after mastectomy or injury.... more

DIEP Flap Procedure

The DIEP flap procedure (Deep Inferior Epigastric artery Perforator Flap) is one of the most sophisticated breast reconstruction procedures that can be performed today. The procedure starts with the same lower abdominal incision as a TRAM flap procedure or an abdominoplasty, and uses the skin and fat from the area between the umbilicus and pubic hair to recreate a natural appearing breast. However, in contrast to a standard TRAM abdominal flap, the abdominal muscles are left fully intact in a DIEP flap, preserving one’s normal abdominal anatomy and reducing the occurrence of abdominal wall hernias and weaknes... more

TRAM Flap Procedure

The TRAM flap procedure (Transverse Rectus Abdominus Myocutaneous) is a sophisticated type of breast reconstructive surgery. There are two types of TRAM flap procedures, both of which use skin and fatty issue from the abdominal region to create a natural looking breast. A pedicled TRAM flap procedure will take the fatty issue and skin and move it via tunneling to the chest area. In this procedure the blood supply to the issue is left intact and attached to the body. By contrast, in a free TRAM flap procedure, the tissue is completely detached from the body and moved to the breast area where it is reconnected using microsurgery techniques to the blood supply in the chest.... more

Breast Lift Surgery – Mastopexy

Also known as mastopexy, breast lift surgery involves raising and firming the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the breast. Many factors affect the shape and firmness of your breast; weight loss, pregnancy, gravity, and loss of skin elasticity from aging all affect the shape and firmness of your breasts. This surgery is common with patients who are satisfied with the overall size of their breasts, but wish to regain a more youthful breast contour.... more

Nipple Reconstruction

Nipple reconstruction is often intended for women who have lost one or both nipples to a mastectomy or lumpectomy, and may be performed at the time of breast reconstruction, or as a follow-up procedure. Nipple reconstruction has also been used to benefit post-burn victims.... more

Male Breast Surgery – Gynecomastia

Male breast reduction surgery, also called gynecomastia, is the surgical correction of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men. Gynecomastia is also the medical term for the disorder. True gynecomastia is not related to obesity and cannot be corrected by diet or exercise.... more

Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery

Breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures, and because of this many breast augmentation revision surgeries are necessary. Common reasons for breast augmentation revision include a desire to change the size of the implant, improve the natural look and feel of the breasts, and to correct capsular contracture.... more

Breast Asymmetry Correction Surgery

Breast Asymmetry is a condition where one breast is not the same as the other, either in size, shape, or position on the chest. Approximately 90 percent of women have irregularity between breasts, 25 percent of women have a difference of at least one cup size, while 5-10 percent have much more pronounced asymmetry.... more