Anyone Heard of the SWIM Breast Reconstruction Technique?
SWIM stands for skin-sparing wise-pattern internal mammary perforator. The procedure combines a nipple-sparing mastectomy with a breast reduction. Blood flow to the nipple is preserved, all breast mammary tissue is removed, and the leftover skin and fat from the original breast and surrounding area is folded to create a new breast.
I couldn't find this technique on this website in their section about breast reconstruction during/after mastectomy. Does anyone here know anything about it? Has anyone here tried it? Digging around for info on the internet; it looks like it would work well for women with large breasts (me).