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.