Breast reconstruction encompasses a number of procedures that restore or recreate the breasts after treatment for breast cancer (e.g. mastectomy). There a variety of operations that can be divided into two basic categories: procedures that use your own tissue (borrowed from somewhere else on the body), or procedures that use only implants to restore the lost breast volume. Procedures that use your own tissue are termed "autogenous reconstruction." The most common are the TRAM flap, the DIEP flap, and the latissimus flap. Click here for more information on Breast Reconstruction. See below for post mastectomy photos.