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Breast reconstruction surgery

Breast reconstruction

Breast reconstruction surgery is an important decision for women who have undergone mastectomy or conservative breast cancer treatment procedures. On this journey, it is crucial to discuss in detail with the mastologist and plastic surgeon before procedures such as mastectomy or conservative surgery.

Studies show that breast reconstruction is not associated with breast cancer recurrence. It is crucial to understand that reconstruction does not hide possible recurrences, and it is important to be aware of this fact when deciding on reconstruction.

Women opt for breast reconstruction for various reasons, including:

  1. Aesthetic symmetry

  2. Confidence returns

  3. Elimination of External Prostheses

  4. Emotional well-being

Further information about breast reconstruction surgery

  • The decision between immediate or delayed reconstruction must take into account acceptance of the diagnosis and the patient’s emotional readiness.
  • Openly discussing aesthetic expectations, including concerns about scars, is vital during consultations.
  • Reconstruction restores shape, not sensitivity. Healing can be affected by various factors, and these should be discussed with the surgeon.
  • Knowing about reconstruction options before surgery prepares the patient for mastectomy with a realistic vision of the future.
  • Tissues on the stomach, shoulder or buttocks may change after the procedure.

The most common breast reconstruction techniques include:

  • Reconstruction with autologous tissue: the tissue is taken from another part of the patient’s body, such as the abdomen, thigh or lower back.
  • Breast implant reconstruction: the implant is inserted into the breast, giving it volume and shape.

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Breast reconstruction: The most asked questions about breast surgery

Some implants may be related to anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Other risks include changes in the transplanted tissues and complications such as necrosis.

Yes, the patient can opt for immediate reconstruction, during the mastectomy, or delayed reconstruction, at a later date, depending on her emotional readiness and acceptance of the diagnosis.

No, reconstruction restores form, but not sensitivity. The skin of the reconstructed breast may become more sensitive over time, but it does not reach the sensitivity it had before the mastectomy.

Scars are natural, but concerns about aesthetics should be discussed with the surgeon. Immediate reconstruction may be more prone to necrosis, requiring additional corrections.

Radiotherapy can cause problems after surgery and reduce the chances of success. Many doctors recommend postponing reconstruction if radiotherapy is indicated after surgery.

In most cases, yes, but coverage can vary. It is advisable to check with your health insurance plan about the inclusion of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction and related procedures.


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