Breast reconstruction

Specialty of Obstetrics & gynaecology

Breast reconstruction is the surgery to restore the loss of a breast, usually removed because of breast cancer. Apart from the aesthetic aspect of the breast reconstruction procedure, this operation helps the patient to recover from the shock that implies suffering from cancer. Depending on each case, different surgical techniques are recommended. One of them is the surgery using breast implants made of silicone and other substances that vary depending on the prosthesis. Another technique is to use the patient’s own tissues to achieve a safer and more natural looking. The tissue is taken from the abdomen, buttocks or thighs. There is also another technique that combines the two mentioned before. After about 3 or 4 months from the surgery, when the breast is not swollen anymore, the patient undergoes another surgery for the restoration of the nipple and areola.

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