Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

The University of Maryland Breast Reconstruction service offers all of the modern options for reconstruction after mastectomy. The use of implants versus autologous tissue can be discussed and an informed decision by the patient can be made on an individual basis depending on each patient's needs and desires.

All varieties of breast reconstruction options are available, including:

  • Saline implants

  • Silicone implants

  • Expanders

  • TRAM flaps (taking tissue from the abdomen and using it to reconstruct the breast)

  • Free TRAM flaps

  • Muscle-sparing TRAM

  • DIEP (perforator based) flaps and other less commonly used flaps as well