Breast Reconstruction

Some women conquer breast cancer but lose one or both breasts during their struggle with the disease. After surviving this life-threatening illness, a woman may feel badly about herself from the disfigurement that can take a huge toll on her self-confidence and feelings of attractiveness. Women don’t have to settle for the results of mastectomy surgery.  If you have lost all or part of a  breast to cancer or another condition, breast reconstruction plastic surgery can be a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure. Maui plastic surgeon Dr. Yu will create the new breast that will dramatically improve your personal confidence, self-image, and the quality of your life.


You will have a more shapely silhouette as a result of breast reconstruction surgery. After Dr. Yu has created a new breast for you, you’ll feel like a new woman. There will be no need to feel self-conscious about your breasts and how you fill out clothes anymore. You may even need new undergarments and clothing to fit your new shape. Shopping for shirts and dresses will once again be a pleasure.

Procedure Details

Your Individual Goals


Dr. Yu will discuss your breast reconstruction cosmetic surgery goals and options with you realistically. Together you will decide which procedures Dr. Yu will perform to achieve your desired results. You may need a procedure on your opposite breast to restore symmetry. You can see before and after photos of patients who have undergone this surgery. It is our goal that you are well prepared for your procedure. Prior to surgery, we will ensure all the details are taken care of–consent forms signed, prescriptions filled, pre-op photos taken, payment received, and shopping for supplies complete.

On the day of your surgery, you will simply arrive and receive gentle, compassionate, competent care beginning the moment you walk through the door.

About Breast Reconstruction Surgery

During your breast reconstruction surgery, you will be asleep under anesthesia for your comfort and safety. If you have undergone a mastectomy or radiation therapy, you may have insufficient tissue on your chest wall to cover or support a breast implant. Dr. Yu may use either a flap technique or tissue expansion to accommodate your breast implant.

When performing a flap technique, Dr. Yu uses donor muscle, or fat and skin from your abdomen or back to reconstruct your breast. You may choose breast implants as an addition or alternative to flap techniques.  During office visits, Dr. Yu’s tissue expansion technique will stretch your healthy skin to provide coverage for a breast implant over the course of several months. Dr. Yu provides both saline and silicone implants for your breast reconstruction procedure. 

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