Matthew D. Goodwin, M.D.
Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
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Breast Reconstruction

Women that undergo surgical removal of their breast (mastectomy)
usually do so to treat breast cancer and sometimes for other
diseases.  This is an incredibly traumatic experience for women. Our
goal is to reduce this trauma by reconstructing the breast.

There are numerous techniques in breast reconstruction that can be
categorized as either implant reconstruction or flap reconstruction
(using your own tissue to make the breast).  Sometimes these
modalities are combined. Dr. Goodwin will explain to you all the
treatment options.  Based on your health, body habitus, and goals,
together, you and Dr. Goodwin will determine the plan for

Both forms of breast reconstruction -- implant or flap reconstruction
-- usually require several stages to completion.  Every patient
requires a customized plan for an optimal result.  After creating the
breast size and shape, as well as symmetry between the two breasts,
the last two steps are creation of the nipple and areola.

There are many options in breast reconstruction. Many plastic
surgeons do not perform some of the more complex reconstructive
procedures. Please see The New York Times article “Some Hidden
Choices in Breast Reconstruction” from the December 22, 2008
health section.  It is Dr. Goodwin’s opinion that patients should be
informed of all their options before proceeding with breast

Dr. Goodwin is fellowship-trained in breast reconstruction and
microsurgery.  He is well versed in the most advanced techniques
for breast reconstruction using implants or your own tissue (flap
reconstruction).  He has extensive experience performing perforator
flap reconstruction including the Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery
Perforator (DIEP) flap and the Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator
(SGAP) flap.  These are free flap reconstructions that provide tissue
and skin to the breast while sparing the patients underlying muscle.

Implant / Tissue Expander Reconstruction
•        Tissue expander
•        Permanent implants
Flap Reconstruction/ Autologous Tissue
•        Trans-Rectus Abdominus Musculocutaneous Flap(TRAM)
•        Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap (DIEP)
•        Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap (SGAP)
•        Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Flap
Nipple-Areola Reconstruction
•        Local tissue flap
•        Skin graft
•        Tattooing
Matthew D. Goodwin, M.D.
Plastic Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery
1411 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 5000
Victor Farris Building
West Palm Beach, FL  33401
United States
phone: 561-655-6622
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Facelift /Necklift
Eyelid Lift / Blepharoplasty
Facial Implants
Ear Reshaping
Non-Surgical Rejuvenation

Breast Augmentation / Implants
Breast Lift / Mastopexy
Breast Augmentation with Lift
Breast Reduction
Male Breast Reduction /
Breast Reconstruction
Nipple Reconstruction

Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty
Liposuction / Fat Injection
Arm Lift / Brachiplasty
Thigh Lift / Butt Lift
Mommy Makeover
Contouring After Weight Loss
Laser Assisted Lipolysis /
Non-Surgical Rejuvenation

Injectable Fillers
Restylane / Perlane
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Chemical Peels
  Breast Reconstruction  

Implants / Tissue Expanders
Latissimus Dorsi Flap
Nipple and Areola
Other Reconstruction

Skin Cancer and Benign Lesions /
Mohs Reconstruction
Face Trauma
Hand Trauma
Lower Extremity Reconstruction
Wound Care and Flap Surgery
Scars and Keloids
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