Techniques for breast reconstruction

Written by: Dr. Carlos Tejerina Botella
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The goal of breast reconstruction is to return the woman within or breasts that had to be removed due to suffering a cancer, providing it again throughout their anatomy especially in a part so feminine and so important for women. The new look of the breasts can be even more aesthetic than the original if the intervention is done by an expert plastic surgeon, although undoubtedly depends on the type of extirpation and complementary treatment has been performed.

A Plastic Surgeon Breast reconstruction expert should be able to reconstruct a breast. Must do so unless the patient's general condition contraindicated the intervention, or the patient also has a complete lack of accidents or concomitant diseases, tissue needed for reconstruction, (which is highly unlikely ).


Techniques for breast reconstruction

There are various techniques, a more simple and some more complex. The Plastic Surgeon that serves women mastectomy must be done with enough experience to know all of them, so that the chances of success remain not depleted.

If the patient has not received radiotherapy, can be made less complex reconstruction techniques, such as breast prosthesis placement or injection of adipose tissue from another location of the patient. However, if the patient has received radiotherapy, you should do more complex techniques so that the result is satisfactory. Here are two: Latisimus Dorsi flap reconstruction, in which the muscle is detached from the back with a large cutaneous island and passed inside the thoracic area of the armpit and was subsequently given volume. The second is breast reconstruction with DIEP, where a microsurgical suturing with the help of a microscope small vessels in the abdominal area to the thoracic area is performed.


Recovery after breast reconstruction

Depending on the intervention, the patient will take longer to recover or less. The implantation of a prosthesis, expander or fat infiltration about two weeks are needed, while in the reconstruction with latissimus or DIEP, recovery is about one month.


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By Dr. Carlos Tejerina Botella
Plastic surgery

Dr. Tejerina is one of the most prestigious plastic surgeons. He combines his private consultation with the work as Head of Service of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Clinical Hospital of Valencia. He is Academic of Number 44 of the Real Academy of Medicine of the Valencian Community (Unico Plastic Surgeon in the CV), besides Associate Professor of Assistance of the University of Valencia, Member of the National Commission of Specialties in the Ministry of Health, Founding Member of the Spanish Group for Advanced Breast Reconstruction, Member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery of the CV, (President 2008-2014), Member of the Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, (Vice President 2010 -2011), Member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Society of Senology and Mammary Pathology. He is also the National Delegate of EBOPRAS, 2011-2012 (European Resident Training Group in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery). And he has directed more than 10 Doctoral Theses, in addition to more than 100 published papers, lectures, research projects, clinical trials, He has more than 25 years of experience in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery.


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