Breast Reconstruction at the Yorkshire Breast Clinic
This short animated video below demonstrates how, after a skin sparing mastectomy, with removal of the nipple, a reconstruction is performed by lifting up the chest wall ( Pectoralis Major ) muscle, and implant can be placed and cover with support by Strattice (ADM) in the lower pole .
Only a breast or plastic surgeon who has trained in specific breast reconstruction techniques should perform this kind of surgery.
Mr Linforth is a National trainer for the Association of Breast Surgeons and British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (ABS/BAPRAS).
Mr Linforth is an Internationally regarded expert in Implant based reconstruction using Accellular dermal Matrix (ADM) and has pioneered this technique with Acellity formally Lifecell who manufacture Strattice.
He has performed this procedure on over 300 patients and presented his
work at International Breast Reconstruction meetings in Rome, Berlin, Manchester,Madrid, Arhus ( Denmark) and Amsterdam.
For those patients who would like a Abdominal Free flap (TRAM or DIEP) Mr Linforth works alongside Mr Nick RhodesConsultant Plastic Surgeon who is an expert is this type of reconstruction.
Mr Linforth also performs the Lattissimus dorsi flap-back flap reconstruction with or without an implant for those patients who had had radiotherapy. This video from Birmingham Hospitals explains the different reconstruction options with patients own stories. These operations are available here at Bradford hospitals.
Breast reconstruction is available on the NHS or privately with insurance at Yorkshire Breast Clinic, Elland Breast Clinic and Bradford Hospitals NHS trust. The different types of reconstruction are described in this booklet.