Microsurgical Techniques


The Division of Plastic Surgery offers state-of-the-art breast reconstruction using advanced microsurgery techniques. Not every patient is a candidate for microsurgical breast reconstruction, and the best method of reconstruction is an individual decision to be made by the patient after a comprehensive consultation with one of our plastic surgeons. The advantages of microsurgical breast reconstruction include the reduced donor site morbidity and the improved blood supply. The main disadvantage is that these procedures are technically demanding and require longer operative times.

Microsurgical techniques include the DIEP flap, MS-TRAM flap, SIEA flap, and SGAP flap.