Breast Cancer Reconstruction
Few things in life can be more devastating than being told that you have cancer. As the only plastic surgeon in this immediate area, Dr. Fulks has been the central reconstructive surgeon for many General Surgeon/Breast Surgeons. This has afforded him the opportunity to care for many women going through this most difficult time. It also has allowed him to utilize multiple different reconstructive options for patients. These pictures have been selected to demonstrate multiple different surgical options for patients. Although most cases today are performed at the same time as the mastectomy, many of these cases are delayed cases. These pictures may be more dramatic because the mastectomy deformity is seen compared to the pre-operative appearance. The word "delayed" is used to describe this procedure as opposed to an "immediate" reconstruction. The multiple options are beyond our purpose for this website.
Young lady who had her left breast removed for cancer. Completed all of her treatments after surgery and elected to proceed with a reconstrution later. (Delayed Reconstructions) She was reconstructed by moving tissue from her back to her chest and using implants (Latissimus Flap)
Lady who had her breast removed years before and was unaware of her reconstructive options for more than 10 years. Reconstructed with TRAM flap and no implant. Notice the changes in her abdomen.
This lady was dianosed with Breast cancer on the right and chose to have a reconstruction at the time of her mastectomy. A TRAM flap (abdomminal tissue flap) was used. She has also had a breast lift on the opposite side and a nipple reconstruction.