With her breast cancer in remission for a year, Shannen Doherty underwent her breast reconstruction in May, opting against the more traditional silicone implants. The actress, 47, decided to undergo a stacked DIEP flap surgery, where the breast is recreated with tissue made up of.
Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that restores shape to your breast after a mastectomy — surgery that removes your breast to treat or prevent breast cancer. Breast reconstruction with flap surgery is a complex procedure performed by a plastic surgeon.
A tissue flap procedure (also known as autologous tissue reconstruction) is one way to rebuild the shape of your breast after surgery to remove.