Breast Reconstruction Procedure Video

Illustrations Narrated by our Director and Expert Breast Reconstruction Dr. Joshua L. Levine

Browse our Breast Reconstruction Procedure Video Library, narrated by our Director and Lead Surgeon Dr. Joshua Levine, as he explains how each advanced procedure is performed alongside medical illustrations.

Since 2004, Dr. Levine has dedicated his practice exclusively to the highly sophisticated and advanced forms of microsurgical breast reconstruction called perforator flaps.

Dr. Levine is a world leading authority and foremost expert on the many natural tissue breast reconstruction procedures including DIEP, SIEA, SHaEP, PAP, GAP, LAP and TDAP Flap procedures. Dr. Levine has further advanced this field, developing first ever techniques in extension flap and stacked flap procedures. These pioneering techniques now mean that all women can restore the look and feel of their own warm, natural breasts regardless of their body type.

Breast Reconstruction Procedure Videos, Narrated by Dr. Joshua L. Levine

DIEP Flap Guided Illustration

In this breast reconstruction procedure video, Dr. Levine explains the DIEP flap. The abdomen is the most common donor site in perforator flap breast reconstruction. Extra skin and fat is removed to reconstruct one or both breasts resulting in a flattened abdomen similar to that of a tummy tuck.

PAP Flap Guided Illustration

In this breast reconstruction procedure video, Dr. Levine explains the PAP flap. The PAP flap uses available tissue from the back of the thigh at the buttock crease (“banana roll”.) This is a great option for those who are thin or have low body fat.

PAP Flap Breast Reconstruction Video Medical Illustration

Medical illustrations courtesy of  ©Mount Sinai Health System

SHAEP Flap Guided Illustration

In this breast reconstruction procedure video, Dr. Levine explains the SHAEP flap. By extending the DIEP, more tissue can be used from the hip in combination with abdominal tissue to get the volume needed to reconstruct both breasts.

SIEA Flap Guided Illustration

In this breast reconstruction procedure video, Dr. Levine explains the SIEA flap. The abdomen is the most common donor site in perforator flap breast reconstruction. Extra skin and fat is removed to reconstruct one or both breasts resulting in a flattened abdomen similar to that of a tummy tuck.

FOUR Flap Flap Guided Illustration

In this breast reconstruction procedure video, Dr. Levine explains the FOUR flap. Perforator flaps from different donor sites can be combined/stacked to obtain adequate volume in breast reconstruction. One example is a “stacked” DIEP and PAP combination.

TUG Flap Flap Guided Illustration

In this breast reconstruction procedure video, Dr. Levine explains the TUG flap. The TUG is a muscle–skin flap taken from the upper, inner thigh. This flap is also useful for those who are thin or have low body fat. This surgery sacrifices the Gracilis leg muscle.

TUG Flap Breast Reconstruction Video Medical IllustrationMedical illustrations courtesy of  ©Mount Sinai Health System