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Breasts Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure for women who has lost a breast due to cancer or other disease. Reconstruction of a breast that has been partially or completely removed is possible through a combination of plastic surgery techniques that not only creates a new breast but also can dramatically improve a womans self-image, self-confidence and quality of life.

 

The results of breast reconstruction can be relatively natural in appearance and feel; however a reconstructed breast will never look or feel exactly the same as the breast that was removed.
Breast reconstruction typically involves several procedures performed in multiple stages.

 

It can begin at the same time as mastectomy or may be delayed until a patient has healed from mastectomy and recovered from any additional cancer treatments that may be necessary. It is important that a woman feel ready for the emotional adjustment involved; much like losing a breast, it takes some time for a woman to accept the results of breast reconstruction.


This brochure presents an overview of breast reconstruction following mastectomy. The best way to learn how breast reconstruction can help fulfill your personal goals is a consultation with a plastic surgeon.

» What is a breast reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is achieved through several reconstructive plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy and may include:

 

  • Flap techniques that reposition a womans own muscle, fat and skin to create or cover the breast mound
  • Tissue expansion that stretches healthy skin to provide coverage for a breast implant
  • Surgical placement of a breast implant to create a breast mound
  • Grafting and other specialized techniques to create a nipple and areola

 

While breast reconstruction can effectively rebuild a womans breast, the results are highly variable
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» Where do I begin?

A consultation with your plastic surgeon is the first step to learn how breast reconstruction can restore your breasts appearance. A consultation is designed to fully educate you about your options for breast reconstruction in a supportive,non-pressured environment, and will include:

 

  • A discussion of your goals and an evaluation of your individual case
  • The options available in breast reconstruction surgery
  • The likely outcomes of breast reconstruction and any risks or potential complications
  • The course of treatment recommended by your plastic surgeon, including procedures to achieve breast symmetry

 

Your plastic surgeon will also answer your questions
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» Evaluation

Overall health and personal outlook can greatly impact the outcome of breast reconstruction surgery. These will be carefully evaluated in consultation with your plastic surgeon.
The success of your procedure, safety and overall satisfaction requires that you:

 

  • Honestly share your expectations
  • Fully disclose health history, current medications, the use of vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs
  • Commit to precisely following all of your plastic surgeons instructions

» Safety

By making the decision to consult a plastic surgeon and following all the instructions given, you are taking an important step in helping to assure your safety.


Your plastic surgeon should have completed surgical training and examinations in plastic surgery which uniquely I qualifies them to perform cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face and entire body
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» My breast reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is a highly individualized procedure. Techniques offer varying advantages and choosing the appropriate course of treatment requires careful consideration of patient anatomy, patient and surgeon preference and desired, realistic outcomes
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» Preparing for surgery

Your plastic surgeon will carefully explain your breast reconstruction procedure. Prior to surgery, you will be given specific instructions that may include:

 

  • Pre-surgical considerations, diagnostic testing and medications
  • Day of surgery instructions and medications
  • Specific information related to the use of anesthesia

 

In addition, you will be asked to sign consent forms to assure your plastic surgeon that you fully understand the course of treatment you will undergo and any risks or potential complications
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» Following surgery

Following flap techniques and/or the insertion of an implant, gauze or bandages will be applied to your incisions. An elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the reconstructed breast
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» Progress and healing

Initial healing from breast reconstruction will include swelling and discomfort at the donor site for flap techniques. Medication may be prescribed to control the discomfort. A support bra will be recommended around the clock during initial healing of the reconstructed breast
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» Results

The final results of breast reconstruction following mastectomy can help you feel physically and emotionally fulfilled.


Over time, some breast sensation may return, and scar lines will improve, although never disappear completely
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Prices

» Breast Reconstruction€ 2200,00 - 4900,00