Breast reconstruction is performed with the patient's own tissue (autologous), implants or fat grafting. The choice for a certain technique is based on a personalized approach of the patient.
An implant-based reconstruction uses an implant to reconstruct the breast. An implant is a foreign material and will induce scar formation at the long-term (capsule formation). However, there are indications to reconstruct the breast with an implant although we prefer to use autologous tissue (the patient's own tissue).