Prophylactic Mastectomy and Breast Implant Reconstruction*

Procedure Details

This 51-year-old African American woman was referred to Dr. Woodyard by her breast surgeon. She elected to have bilateral prophylactic mastectomies due to her strong family history of breast cancer and her positive genetic testing. Her reconstruction was divided into stages. She underwent immediate placement of tissue expanders at the time of mastectomy. This was followed by placement of her permanent implants. Her third procedure was nipple reconstruction which was completed by nipple areolar tattooing performed in the office.

Implant Breast Reconstruction

Bilateral breast reconstruction with silicone implants is often chosen by women undergoing prophylactic mastectomy.


Northwest Hospital Center

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.