In the United States, 1 in 8 women will face a breast cancer diagnosis at some point in her life, with many of them requiring mastectomy for adequate management. Thankfully, the restoration of women’s sense of femininity and beauty through breast reconstruction has advanced at a rapid rate over the past 10-20 years. Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy due to cancer or other disease is one of the most evolved surgical procedures available today. While Dr. Soto was among the pioneers of the most advanced technique for breast reconstruction using the DIEP flap, he now restricts his breast reconstruction procedures to those using implants. While these reconstructions cannot match the natural beauty, feel, and longevity of a reconstruction using your own DIEP flap tissue (when performed by a master of the technique), the procedures are much smaller in magnitude and recovery, and dramatically less expensive as well.