breast reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction Surgery in Delhi

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Medically known as postmastectomy or reconstructive mammaplasty surgery, breast reconstruction includes several procedures performed for restoring the shape and form of the breast after lumpectomy or mastectomy surgery. Factors like the requirement for post-surgery radiation or chemotherapy, individual anatomy, and aesthetic goals will determine your available options. Make sure you discuss your cancer surgery with the cosmetic surgeon before undergoing a mastectomy is important as the proposed cancer removal procedure might affect the results and choices of any kind of breast reconstruction.

Several factors are taken into consideration when determining which option is perfect for you:

  • The body type of patient
  • Cancer treatments
  • Type of mastectomy
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When is the right time to consider breast reconstruction surgery?

  • To improve symmetry in case only one of your breasts is affected.
  • If you think that this plastic surgery procedure will give you a feeling of wholeness or psychological well-being.
  • If you want to wear normal swimwear and low-cut necklines.
  • To help restore your feelings of confidence and femininity in your overall appearance

Who is the right candidate for breast reconstruction surgery?

It is important to know that it is a highly individualized procedure. Make sure you are doing it for yourself, and not to fulfill someone else’s desire. You are considered as an ideal candidate for this surgical procedure if:

  • You are not suffering from additional health issues and conditions and ailments that can impair the healing process.
  • You can cope with your diagnosis as well as treatment.
  • You have realistic goals and a positive outlook for restoring body image and breast shape.

The Incision

The surgeon will recommend the best incision approach based on your body’s anatomy and procedure performed. Incision options include:

  • An anchor-shaped or inverted T incision pattern
  • A racquet or keyhole-shaped pattern with an incision vertically down to the crease of the breast and around the areola
  • A circular pattern around the areola – the incision line in this method remains visible though they can be concealed beneath a bra or swimsuit. Even though breast reconstruction surgery can restore your breasts, the outcomes can be highly variable:
  • Visible incision lines and marks will always be there on the breast, whether from mastectomy or reconstruction
  • A reconstructed breast, however, will not have the same feel and sensation as the breast gets replaced.
  • Some surgical methods will leave incision marks at the donor area, usually located in the less exposed part of the body like the buttocks, back, and abdomen.

What are the steps involved in a breast reconstruction surgery?

Here are the steps involved in the breast reconstruction procedure.

Anesthesia

To make the procedure comfortable, medications are administered during the treatment. The options include general anesthesia and intravenous sedation. Your surgeon will advise the best option depending on several factors.

Flap methods reposition the tissues of a woman for covering and creating the breast mound -

In some cases, radiation therapy or mastectomy would leave inadequate tissue on the chest wall for supporting and covering a breast implant. In such cases, breast reconstruction needs either tissue expansion or a flap method.

Your surgeon might choose the SIEA flap or DIEP flap methods that do not make use of abdominal muscles however transfer fat and skin to the chest from the stomach. If there are sufficient tissues on the lower tummy, other donor areas such as the thighs or buttocks might be chosen (PAP flap, SGAP flap, TUG flap).

Alternatively, a TRAMP flap makes use of donor skin, fat, and muscles from the lower tummy of a woman for reconstructing the breast. The flap might either be completely detached, and created into a breast mound, or attached to the original blood supply and be tunneled up through the wall of the chest.

A latissimus dorsi flap makes use of skin, muscle, and fat from the back tunneled to the site of the mastectomy and remains attached to the donor area leaving the blood supply intact.

Tissue expansion stretches healthy skin for providing coverage for a breast implant -

For women who do not need breast radiation and want to avoid a separate donor area, implant-based breast reconstruction is the best available option. Reconstruction, when done with the expansion of tissue, allows fast recovery compared to flap procedures, however, it can be a lengthy treatment method.

It usually needs several visits to the surgeon’s clinic or hospital over one to two months after placement of the expander to slowly fill the device with saline through an internal valve for expanding the skin. Newer sir-filled devices might allow patient-controlled expansion making use of a remote dosage controller. The need for a second surgical procedure arises for replacing the expander if it is not designed and manufactured to serve as a permanent implant.

Surgical placement of a breast implant makes a breast mound -

A breast implant can be an alternative or addition to flap methods. The surgeon can also make use of an implant as a temporary placeholder during treatments of breast cancer until you are ready for involved flap reconstruction methods. Silicone and saline implants are the available options for reconstruction.

Your cosmetic surgeon will help you determine the best option for you. Reconstruction with an implant, as a standalone procedure, needs tissue expansion. For women who are undergoing mastectomy with some breast shapes and tumor, characteristics can opt for direct-to-implant breast reconstruction.

Reconstructing an areola and nipple -

For women who are not the right candidate for nipple-sparing mastectomy, breast reconstruction is completed through other methods that reconstruct the areola and nipple. This method folds skin for creating the shape of a nipple after tattooing. Three-dimensional nipple-areola tattooing might be used for creating the appearance of a nipple with the illusion of projection. Breast reconstruction results can be improved with staged revision procedures that enhance symmetry, improve the appearance of the donor area, and use liposuction with fat grafting.

What to expect during the breast reconstruction recovery process?

After your breast reconstruction surgery for flap methods or/ and the insertion of breast implant, bandages or gauze might be applied at the incision site. You must wear a support bra or elastic bandage for minimizing support and swelling of the reconstructed breast. A small and thin tube might temporarily place beneath the skin for draining any excess fluid or blood.

You will be given instructions after the surgery including – medicines to be taken orally or applied for reducing the peril of infection and making the healing process fast, how to take care of the surgical site after the procedure, specific issues, and problems to look for in your health or at the site of the surgery, and when to visit the doctor.

Make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns with the surgeon. To pace the process of healing and recovery, follow the instructions and advice given by the plastic surgeon.

Cost of Breast Reconstruction Surgery in Delhi

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