autologous tissue reconstruction

Autologous tissue uses only your own tissue for reconstruction. The tissue may be taken from various areas of your own body. A reconstruction may be called a ‘flap’, which describes a group of different types of tissue together with a blood supply keeping all of the tissue alive. The tissue may be kept attached (pedicled) to its place of origin to preserve blood flow or may be cut free and positioned at the proper site of the breast. Here blood flow is re-established by surgery.

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