Implant vs Autologous Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction decisions are about more than clinical information. Your individual body, life, habits, emotional wellbeing, and more can and should play a vital role in what you and your surgical team choose to do.

In this segment, patients will discuss how and why they chose to have either implant or autologous (natural tissue) reconstruction, including how their individual preferences and lives influenced their choices. Your Voice, Your Choice is a video series created with support from the Plastic Surgery Foundation’s Breast Reconstruction Awareness Grant that aims to offer a window into the breast reconstruction decision-making process via firsthand accounts from patients and physician retrospectives that dig into the minutiae of each type of procedure.