Direct to Implant

Direct to implant reconstruction refers to the placement of the final breast implant at the time of the mastectomy, obviating the need for a tissue expander. This approach is gaining in popularity given that only one surgery under general anesthesia is needed to complete both the mastectomy and implant reconstruction. Refinements in the technique have led to nice, natural-looking results in a broad category of patients. The surgery takes approximately one hour, and can be performed as a day surgery. Some patients choose to stay overnight. Full recovery typically ranges from 3-4 weeks.