BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 are tumor suppressor genes. A defect, or mutation, in one of these has been shown to increase a woman’s risk of breast, ovarian and other types of cancer. Prophylactic mastectomies followed by immediate breast reconstruction can be performed to reduce the risk of breast cancer and provide the patient with natural results. There are many options, including a DIEP flap and implant-based reconstruction following prophylactic mastectomies. Call 512-533-9900 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Snyder or Dr. Whitfield to find out which reconstructive technique is best for you.