A breast that has been removed due to breast cancer or other medical issues might be rebuilt through surgery known as breast reconstruction. It seeks to improve the chest’s overall symmetry by restoring the breast’s size, shape, and look.
For women who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy, breast reconstruction may be a crucial step in their physical and psychological recovery.
Breast reconstruction is a transformative procedure that aims to rebuild the shape and appearance of the breast following mastectomy or lumpectomy due to breast cancer or other medical reasons. Choosing breast reconstruction offers several benefits:
Implant-Based Reconstruction: This method involves using saline or silicone breast implants to reconstruct the breast mound. It may require multiple surgeries to achieve the desired outcome.
Autologous Tissue Reconstruction: Also known as flap reconstruction, this technique involves using the patient’s own tissue from another part of the body, such as the abdomen, back, or buttocks, to create the new breast. The two common types of flap reconstruction are the TRAM flap and the DIEP flap.
Abdominal (tummy) flaps
It uses tissues from the tummy. Mostly no breast implants are needed along as sufficient tissue is there. Women who are extremely thin or who have previously undergone a belly tuck may not be candidates.
LD or Latissmus dorsi flaps. Often used with a breast implant to add volume . Tunnelling of muscle, fat, skin, and blood vessels from your upper back, under the skin to the front of the chest.
Your own fat is used to assist correct any shape irregularities that may be seen following the initial breast reconstruction surgery.
Thigh tissues are frequently considered for breast reconstruction if the abdominal wall (tummy) tissue cannot be utilised.
The buttocks (bottom) tissue is used in the gluteal free flap or gluteal artery perforator (GAP) flap to form the breast.
Combination Reconstruction: Sometimes, a combination of implant-based and autologous tissue reconstruction may be used to achieve the desired result.
Nipple and Areola Reconstruction: After the primary reconstruction, additional procedures can be performed to create a new nipple and areola on the reconstructed breast.
At our centre, we understand that each patient is unique, and their breast reconstruction journey should be tailored to their specific needs and desires. Here’s why we stand out: