For every woman looks is important to feel good. When the diagnosis of breast cancer women feel they are at risk of losing one or both breasts. The diagnosis is usually unexpected and traumatic. First thought is to keep the health and life. With the development of prevention and timely surgery, diagnosed breast cancer is treated successfully. The decision for further reconstructive surgery is complex and the choice is yours exclusively. Many women take this decision because not only can restore your body shape, but because this operation gives them a different way of life.
Informed consent: This is a document detailing the procedure, possible risks and complications of anesthesia and its , financial relationships. You should carefully read the writing. If you have any questions feel free to assign them to your plastic surgeon or anesthesiologist.
Types of reconstruction: the type and level of diagnosis of cancer in combination with subsequent treatment will be determined and reconstructive surgery.
There are substantial recovery operations: with implants and with its own tissue
· Tissue expansion followed by insertion of the implant is a common procedure. Expander is like silicone balloon, which once put into your muscle and skin inflates with saline for a month or two. Once the capacity and skin expander is removed and implants.
· Recovery own tissue is a flap taken from the back, abdomen or buttocks. This type of recovery is more complex than expansion. Breast can stand more naturally.
How many operations are needed for breast reconstruction?
Reconstructive operations are multi-stage. The first operation is the most complex. Some patients may need to remove the expander and placement of the implant. Other shaped the areola and nipple or breast symmetric further.
What is the recovery period after such an operation?
Depending on the method may need to stay in hospital for several days. Immediately after surgery you will feel tired and dropped. Your new breasts will be swollen and tense. Drainage be removed after 48 to72 hours . The scars will fade over a period of 3-6-12 months depending on the individual qualities of your skin. Pain and discomfort are managed with medication and gradually disappear. You will need to delay exercising, heavy lifting for 30 days. Your underwear elastic is provided by the clinic and you must wear it at least 30 days.
How will you look after it?
It is very difficult to determine your surgeon exactly how the rescue and look after surgery. Sometimes scar tissue is very aggressive and can affect the size and shape of the breast. The use of creams, patches of scars, wearing a bra may have an impact on positively best result.
Are there any risks? All surgery carries the risk and plastic surgery is no exception. Serious complications are uncommon when the operation is done by a qualified plastic surgeon. Possible complications include infection, hematoma, seroma, delayed healing, persistent pain, poor aesthetic result, expanded features and more.
Revision surgery: is performed after a complication arose or unsatisfactory aesthetic result. Incisions are made in old scars. Recovery is fast and easy.