Dr. Lindsey offers both implant-based and (natural) autologous reconstruction. This decision as to what is best for the patient is based on many variables, perhaps most importantly the patient's preference. Both implant-based and autologous reconstruction can deliver authentic and lasting results.
Implant-based reconstruction can be done with saline or silicone breast implants. Current techniques allow for one-stage reconstruction, meaning that the breast can be removed and reconstructed at one surgery. Dr. Lindsey has particular interest and expertise in the DIEP flap, which uses excess skin and fat from the abdomen in the form of an abdominoplasty. This particular type of autologous reconstruction gives excellent results, but is a longer surgery that usually requires 3 days of hospitalization. Implant-based reconstruction is often done outpatient.