Wise Pattern Reconstruction
This patient developed left breast cancer. She underwent double mastectomies through breast reduction-type incisions (Wise Pattern) to remove excess skin and allow better reshaping of the breasts. Dr. Geiger placed tissue expanders under the muscle and supported them with her own excess breast skin (inferior autoderm technique). She completed chemotherapy during the expansion phase and subsequently underwent exchange to smooth round silicone implants. Her left breast was reconstructed slightly larger to account for future contraction after radiation.