If you are seeking breast reconstruction after completing breast cancer treatment, this procedure may be right for you. With the help of Dr. Anjali of Dr. Anjali's Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic, Visakhapatnam, you can rest assured that you will get a sense of normalcy and self-confidence after this major surgery. You will likely see a significant improvement in your breast size, shape, and overall appearance following breast reconstruction surgery.
Breast reconstruction is a type of surgery that aims to restore the shape and appearance of the breast after a mastectomy (the removal of all or part of the breast). It is used to improve symmetry following breast cancer surgery, and achieve a more aesthetically pleasing look, along with improving the self-esteem and body image of patients.
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Women who have undergone a mastectomy are good candidates for breast reconstruction surgery. However, in order to be considered an ideal candidate for this procedure, you will typically need to be in good overall health, not have any medical issues that may hinder your recovery and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery.Book Appointment
There are a number of different techniques used in breast reconstruction surgery, each of which has its own benefits and drawbacks. The most common techniques include breast implants, tissue flap surgery, and autologous fat transfer.
Breast implants use artificial implants to replace the missing breast tissue, while tissue flap surgery involves using muscle or skin from another part of the body to rebuild the breasts.
Autologous fat transfer involves using fat cells from another part of the body, such as the stomach or thighs, to create new breast tissue.
Which technique is best for each patient will depend on a number of factors, including the extent and nature of the damage to the breasts, as well as other considerations like overall health and personal preferences.
At the consultation, Dr. Anjali will evaluate your medical history and perform a physical examination. She will also discuss the different treatment options that may be available to you. You may also have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the procedure and what to expect during recovery.
Dr. Anjali will develop a treatment plan based on your case, taking into account the type and stage of cancer and the shape and size of the breast. She will discuss the possible risks of the surgery and give you instructions on how to prepare for the surgery.
Breast reconstruction surgery may take anywhere from 1 to 7 hours (based on the type of operation chosen) and is usually performed under general anesthesia. Reconstruction might begin at the time of mastectomy (immediate restoration) or later (delayed restoration).
It may be required to carry out several operations in parts in order to get the best result with regard to breast size, shape, and symmetry. If the surgeon suggests a two-step procedure, it might be necessary. The first stage would be to place the implant expander, and the second would be to finish tissue healing using autologous tissue or a permanent implant.
If your nipples and areola were taken off during a mastectomy to minimize the chance of cancer recurrence, you might want to consider nipple reconstruction. The nipple is usually constructed from the tissues of the newly restored breast. A few months after nipple reconstruction the areola can be made with a skin graft from the inner thigh which is then tattooed to appear as natural as possible.
After breast reconstruction surgery, it is important to follow all of Dr. Anjali ’s post-operative instructions carefully. You should rest as much as possible and avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise until you have fully recovered from the procedure. Some patients may require pain medication for a few days, while others may experience very little discomfort.
The total cost of breast reconstruction surgery is determined by several factors, like the timing of the reconstruction, the type of procedure used and whether the whole breast or only part of it is reconstructed.Book Appointment
The main benefit of breast reconstruction surgery is that it can help to restore the appearance of the breasts after mastectomy. This can improve self-esteem and body image, as well as provide a sense of closure for some women. Additionally, breast reconstruction surgery can also help to balance the proportions of the body.
As with any type of surgery, breast reconstruction is not without risks. Some potential complications include scarring, infection, changes in nipple sensation and fluid accumulation.
Please note that not all patients will have issues, and the majority of potential complications can be treated effectively.
If you have any questions about breast reconstruction surgery or any other procedure, do not hesitate to book a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Anjali who will be happy to answer all your questions.Book Appointment
Dr. Anjali Saple is a skilled and experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Visakhapatnam, India. She has a keen eye for aesthetics and is a perfectionist to the core. Dr. Anjali Saple completed her M.B.B.S, M.S. General Surgery and DNB Plastic Surgery from the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak Hospital, Mumbai. She then took special training in Cosmetic Surgery at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, USA, and at Santa Casa Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been practicing as a Consultant Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon in Visakhapatnam for the last 22 years. She regularly upgrades her skills to impart the best possible care to her patients and her 25 years of experience have made her one of the most sought-after surgeons in Visakhapatnam, India.