BREAST RECONSTRUCTION - FLAP RECONSTRUCTION
Breast reconstruction is surgery to rebuild a breast's shape after a mastectomy. A reconstructed breast does not have natural sensations. However, the Breast Reconstruction Surgery offers a result that looks like a breast. Most women who have - had breast reconstruction surgery are glad they did since it restored their appearance and confidence.
General Names : BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
Technical Name : MICROVASCULAR REPLANTATION AND FLAP RECONSTRUCTION
FLAP RECONSTRUCTION Defined :
Reconstructing a woman’s Breast using her own tissue is called flap reconstruction.
FLAP RECONSTRUCTION Advised To :
Reasons warranting Reconstruction of breasts are many – most of them are due to some illness or a sequel to a surgical procedure in which part of natural breasts or more have had to be removed.
This naturally affects the aesthetic appearance and normally women prefer a correction through Plastic Surgery, fortunately Indian Surgeons specialize in this procedure and many a women prefer India and Indian Plastic Surgeons / Cosmetic Surgeons for breast reconstruction procedure.
Who Can Treat :
You are advised to look for the following internationally accepted certifications:
In India: M.Ch. (Magister Chirurgiae) or a D.N.B. (Diplomate of the National Board) (Plastic Surgery)
In the US and Canada: M.D. and Board Certified in Plastic Surgery or an FRCSC
In the UK: FRCS (Plastic Surgery)
Other European Nations: M.D. and Specialist in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic surgeons usually complete training / fellowships in their sub-fields of interest at internationally acclaimed centers and you should take care to note if your surgeon mentions these fellowships or training periods along with their Plastic Surgery qualifications. Rest assured, you will then be consulting some of the best of the plastic surgical fraternity. More . . .
This procedure is carried out during Breast Reconstruction. Commonly muscle and skin are removed from the abdomen area. This section skin, fat, muscle (the flap) and the blood supply and re attached at the site of the reconstruction.
Flap procedure can be performed in two ways :
When the flap with its original blood supply intact is slipped under the skin to the affected area.
FREE FLAP :
When the flap is detached from its original location and then reattached at the new location using MICROSURGERY where using a powerful microscope the Plastic surgeon sews back the Flap connecting the tiny blood vessels and nerves and arteries with the aim of restoring normal body function.
Once the flap is in place the plastic surgeon sets about reshaping this flap of muscle, skin and fat into the shape of the opposite breast keeping the dimensions similar.
One of the distinct advantage of using ones own tissue and muscle is that the reconstructed breasts quite closely resemble the natural breast in look and feel. This also rules out the possible complications like bleeding, infection or poor healing which might be associated with implants. Hence in such cases FLAP RECONSTRUCTION is normally preferred over IMPLANTS.
Period Of Treatment :
This is subjective and will depend on case to case basis.
Post operative Treatment :
Specifics would differ from case to case, otherwise routine post operative care and treatment is advised.
Facts That You Should Know:
This is a precision job and all further details will be available only after medical evaluation of the specific patient. Generalization is difficult.
Before & After Pictorial View :
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Estimated Average Cost Of Treatment :
For List Of available Costs Click on PRICES. Basis Of Valuation Is (INR = Indian Rupee). Costs vary from Hospital to Hospital and Clinic to Clinic, hence Near Real Costs Can Be Arrived at On Case To Case Basis – depending on the specific needs (CUSTOMIZATION) of the individual.
Facilities Available :
We have Listed these under the heading of FACILITIES the cost of availing any of these is in addition to the cost of treatment.
Contact Surgeon / Consultant :
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During your personal consultation the doctor will provide with the details of the suitable procedure and more complete information, answer any questions that you may have, and address specific goals and expectations.
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