Autologous reconstruction uses tissue from the patient herself to create the new breast. We can use skin, adipose tissue, and muscle from different parts of the body depending on the patient’s build. These procedures are particularly indicated when there are alterations in the thoracic skin, as in some patients undergoing radiotherapy. The reconstructed breast will increase or decrease in volume, depending on weight gain or loss.
An advantage of these procedures is that, in most cases, we avoid the use of external or artificial tissue and achieve a natural and stable result over time.