Center for Plastic Surgery
3299 Woodburn Road, Suite 490
Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: (703) 560-2850
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Center for Plastic Surgery
5550 Friendship Blvd, Suite 130
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 652-7700
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Autologous Breast Reconstruction

Autologous breast reconstruction is a reconstructive technique using the patient’s own tissue to recreate the breast. This form of reconstruction allows for a natural look and feel without the use of implants. Women from Washington, DC; Chevy Chase and Bethesda, MD; Arlington and Fairfax, VA; choose the experienced team at Center for Plastic Surgery for this advanced breast reconstruction technique.

Who Is a Candidate?

Breast reconstruction with autologous tissue is for those who have undergone a mastectomy after breast cancer. The procedure can help women regain a sense of self and improve body image following mastectomy. Autologous reconstruction is a great option for those who want natural results. However, to be a successful candidate, patients must have enough tissue from other areas of the body to be used during reconstruction. Those who are very thin may not be the best candidates for this type of breast reconstruction.

The Procedure

There are many different techniques when it comes to autologous breast reconstruction depending on the individual patient’s needs and donor site availability. Your surgeon might discuss one or a combination of the following with you:

These techniques all use fat, skin, blood vessels, and sometimes a section of muscle from other areas of the body to reconstruct the breast mound. The technique used will depend on the individual case and how much tissue is available to move to the breast for reconstruction.

Established Excellence

Choose the experts that locals know and trust. Our multigenerational practice includes 4 board-certified plastic surgeons who provide the best possible care with state-of-the-art technology.

Meet Our Surgeons
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Results and Recovery

Your recovery from autologous breast reconstruction will depend on the specific techniques used during your procedure. With autologous reconstruction, recovery involves the reconstructed breast as well as the donor site. During recovery, it is important not to put any strain on the newly constructed breast of the donor site. This will involve some physical restrictions and time off work to properly recover. To ensure the most effective outcome and lowest risk of complications, patients need to follow all post-op instructions provided to them carefully.

After the healing process, patients can enjoy the results of their reconstructive surgery with breasts that are natural looking, contoured, and that will last a lifetime.

A Reputation Built on Results

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To meet with a surgeon in person, request a complimentary consultation using our online form. CPS has been helping patients feel more confident since 1986. We pride ourselves on providing a comfortable, caring environment for our patients.