What is Breast Reconstruction Surgery?
Breast Reconstruction Surgery is a procedure that seeks to rebuild the breast tissue for women who have been through mastectomy and/or lumpectomy.
Ideally, Breast Reconstruction Surgery seeks to retain the shape of the breast when a partial lump or part is removed. And, in case of Mastectomy, an entirely new breast is contracted, using autologous tissue and implants.
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When should you consider Breast Reconstruction?
Since, this surgery is mostly performed after Mastectomy or Lumpectomy, the patient must decide either to opt for the procedure in mastectomy or at a later stage, when the surgical site has healed from the first surgery.
Immediate Breast Reconstructive Surgery
Some patients opt for a Breast Reconstruction during the Mastectomy to avoid going under the knife twice. Often, depending on the nature of Mastectomy, there’s a possibility of the surgeon being able to preserve the skin and rarely, the areola or nipple.
It may be a great help in the reconstruction process, while some elements are present there already, reducing the scarring, and preserving the natural elements.
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Delayed Breast Reconstructive Surgery
Ideally, the delayed reconstruction is the most preferred option for the healing process of Mastectomy, and sometimes doctors delay the process of reconstruction for radiotherapy and scar healing.
And, if radiotherapy is scheduled, the surgeon will advise you to delay the procedure, since Radiotherapy may cause capsular contracture in the newly constructed cavity.
Why should you consider the Breast Reconstruction procedure?
Mostly, women who are not comfortable wearing prosthetics, opt for the surgery. Breasts have been the part of female anatomy, and suddenly losing a part of the busy can be distressing.
While losing both breasts or a single breast can cause stress and affect mental health, it’s more of a psychological need of regaining confidence as much as it is a physical one. Hence, women choose to have it while having the mastectomy or even later.
What happens during the Breast Reconstruction consultation?
Before your consultation at our speciality abdominoplasty clinic in Dubai, you must remember to write down all your possible concerns and questions and have them ready when you meet with your plastic surgeon. You will be discussing your surgical options, the pros and cons of each, as well as your medical history. The surgeon will need to know all your current medications you are taking and any serious illness you may have had in the past and as to whether you smoke.
It is important to realize that the reconstruction may not seem or feel natural, and after the surgery and few weeks after healing, may appear slightly different. Our specialist surgeons are experts in the field and will take you through the steps of the transition process. After examination of the surgical site, they will record your weight and height.