Breasts are one of the most prominent features of a woman’s body. They are very closely associated with the femininity that women possess. Many women are not pleased with the appearance of their bosom and want to change. This is especially true for those who suffer from breast cancer and parts of their breasts have to be removed in order to get rid of the tumor.
Breast reconstruction surgery is the perfect solution for this predicament. It helps the women to have a normal breast after their ordeal and feel better and feel feminine once again. We shall look into how it can help women after a cancer battle.
How does it work?
There are two types of reconstruction surgeries that can be done in form of implants and flap reconstruction. In case of implants, saline and silicone gel plants can be used. Both have their pros and cons and the final decision should be made in consultation with the surgeon. These are further divided in implants that are pre-filled and those that can be filled after being inserted into the body. incisions of different nature are made in both cases.
In flap reconstruction, tissues from nearby areas such as the tummy, buttocks and thighs are taken for breast reconstruction. The two types of flap reconstruction include the Pedicle Flap and Free Flap. In the former, the tissue is moved to the chest without cutting the original blood supplies. In the later, the blood vessels and the flap are both cut and sewn to the blood vessels in the chest.
When should it be done?
It can be done soon after the mastectomy or at a later date depending on what suits the given case best. In case of radiotherapy is needed, it is best to wait for a later time.
Side effects associated with breast reconstruction
The side effects with a breast reconstruction surgery are similar to those with any other surgery. Infection is always a danger. Some fluids can accumulate under the breast and some pain and discomfort may also be felt. Scars are left due to cuts on the chest and even though they fade away, they are not completely gone.
What you should not do with breast reconstruction
Smoking and consuming alcohol can great endanger the success of a breast reconstruction surgery. Those women who have to undergo radiotherapy should also wait since it also has adverse effects on the reconstruction.
Women that are obese, diabetic, have high blood pressure or are in general poor health are at a greater risk of developing issues after surgery as well as having a lesser successful procedure.
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