Breast Reconstruction: Women remain after cancer

Written by: Dr. Pietro Mulas
Published: | Updated: 17/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Breast reconstruction is an intervention specialty plastic, medical and reconstructive surgery increasingly efficient to preserve the femininity of the patient undergoing mastectomy

Breast cancer is one of the most frequent among Western women. So much so that the Spanish Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SEPRE) estimates about 1 in 11 women it is at risk of suffering. Cancer treatment can be quadrantectomy, but also involve the removal of the breast or mastectomy to control or cure. Therefore, more and more women are determined to restore that part of her body, and her femininity, after removal by breast reconstruction.

Breast Reconstruction When I can rebuild my breasts?

Most women who have undergone a mastectomy can return to repair their breasts. And they can choose when and how. The most common method is the immediate breast reconstruction, right after surgery. The patient saves a second operation, and the emotional damage of being without one or both breasts can be avoided. However, some women prefer to undergo reconstructive intervention after mastectomy and cancer treatments, delayed. This option gives the woman time to make the decision and informed of the various reconstructive options.

Types of breast reconstruction choose the technique that best suits

In terms of technical, medical advances allow the doctor to advise the best option and choose the one with the patient feel more comfortable. The most common, with breast implants, it is also the quickest and easiest. Professionals may make the determination at once, with a definitive prosthesis. But also in two surgical times, gradually dilating the skin by a temporary expander, then place the prosthesis.

Another more complex, but for many patients more natural, possibility is the use of own tissue to reconstruct the breast. Called 'flaps' often come from the gut, back, and other areas of the female body. However, intervention by both techniques, or combined techniques, it is also possible. In this case, self tissues serve to provide skin and muscle coverage, while the implant serve to reinstate the volume.

Manage breast reconstruction

Breast reconstruction directly involves psychology and emotional quality of life of women. It is necessary for all patients undergoing a mastectomy, or to be subjected to it, have information to rebuild your body the way that best suits your needs.

It is an operation that requires efficiency, speed and good coordination between various specialists. Fortunately, medical advances guarantee excellent results, and an affordable service for the patient. Therefore it offers a private management by insurers and healthcare quality of private medicine.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Pietro Mulas

By Dr. Pietro Mulas
Plastic surgery

Graduated from the University of Sassari (Italy ) with the maximum note, Dr. Pietro Mulas is an expert plastic surgeon in breast surgery. He works as a doctor in Plastic Clinic with Dr.. Ester Garcia Andres. Complement your training courses with multiple breast, facial and body contouring at national and international level (Milan, Rome, London ) cosmetic surgery.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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