Reconstructive Surgery restores the form and function of body parts after an accident, illness or congenital defect.
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy
1 in 9 women develop up to 85 years of life breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer after that of the skin and the second most common cause of cancer death after that of the lung.
A. By using implants
In the first stage it is placed under muscle a tissue expander with a view to be stretched the overlying skin, that will then host the permanent implant. After that starts the gradual filling with saline, which will be completed within 4 to 6 months.
In the second stage it will be inserted in the place of the tissue expander the permanent implant (of silicone or water) and may take place some kind of procedure (reduction or augmentation or mastopexy) in the other breast. The creation of the nipple-areola complex can be done simultaneously or in a third stage.
B. By using of autologous tissue
-pedicled (pedicled T.R.A.M flap)
-free (free T.R.A.M flap)
-based on perforators (D.I.E.P)
C. Breast reconstruction with stem cells
First of all, a device (brava) that exerts negative pressure on the outside of the breast is applied to the breast area in order to stretch the skin. Its application lasts for a few weeks and when the desired skin relaxation is achieved, the fat which is enriched with stem cells is injected into the breast area under shape. It is a new promising method with very good results for creating small or medium sized breasts.
The cost of breast reconstruction is partly covered (cost of breast implants and hospitalization) by the insurance funds, but in any case the recovery of the body’s well-being restores woman’s quality of life.