Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure performed to reconstruct and reshape the breast tissue after breast removal for reasons such as breast cancer or trauma. The aim of breast reconstruction surgery is in Turkey to create new breast tissue that is similar to the natural breast with the modern surgical techniques.
Mastectomy is the surgical procedure in which breast tissue is removed for the treatment of breast cancer. Breast reconstruction after mastectomy is a common surgery for reshaping and repairing breast tissue. Breast reconstruction can support women both aesthetically and psychologically.
Reconstruction can be done at the time of mastectomy surgery or after mastectomy have healed. Breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy depends on factor such as patient's body type, cancer treatment and type of mastectomy.
Breast reconstruction surgery can be performed with different techniques according to the decision of the doctor and you. Factors such as the general health status of the patient, the shape and size of the breast, and treatments are important in determining which method to use.
Before breast reconstruction surgery, some laboratory tests are performed to evaluate medical condition.The surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
Although there are different types of breast reconstruction surgery, there are 2 basic methods:
During the breast reconstruction surgery, patient's own tissues (autologous tissue) can be used to reshape of breast, this process is known as flap reconstruction. Also, silicone prostheses can be used or a combination of prosthesis and your own tissue can be applied. The surgery takes about 2-3 hours.
Immediately after the operation, breast is wrapped with a bandage. Drains may be placed to drain excess blood or fluid. Antibiotics and pain medications may be recommended to reduce the risk of infection and pain. Depending on your general health after the surgery, you can be discharged within a week. You may need to wear a surgical bra to support your breasts and reduce swelling.
Generally, the stitches are removed within 10 days and the scar becomes indistinct over time. It may take 4-6 weeks for you to recover and return to normal life.
In most patients who have had a mastectomy, the nipples are removed. Nipple reconstruction is also possible after breast reconstruction. In nipple reconstruction surgery, nipple and areola are reshaped. Different methods can be used to reconstruct the nipple:
Nipple reconstruction is usually performed when you heal from mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery.
Breast reconstruction surgeries in Turkey are performed by specialist doctors in this field with a patient-centered approach, giving importance to both aesthetic appearance and your health.
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