Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction Surgery in Dubai

breast-reconstruction-surgery-dubaiBreast Surgery Clinic Dubai is a leader in breast reconstruction surgery in Dubai. Breast reconstruction surgery is done for women who have had all or part of their breast removed.  Breast reconstruction surgery reconstructs new breast/s after an operation to remove the breast (mastectomy). It is needed by the women who suffer from the excruciating experience of breast cancer.

This process helps to restore both physical and emotional balance after the surgical treatment of breast cancer. Every woman is different and every breast reconstruction is unique. Our experienced doctors and team work thoroughly with you to achieve beautiful and balanced results. Breast reconstruction is a life saver for the women who had to have their breast removed following breast cancer.breast reconstruction surgery


Breast Reconstruction Surgery Procedures

Breast reconstruction surgery is a complicated surgery that can take many forms based on the preferences of the customer. In this section, we are going to discuss the different types of breast reconstruction surgery. There are three main types of breast reconstruction surgery. These three types of breast reconstruction surgery are explained below;

 Breast Reconstruction Using Breast Implants

This kind of breast reconstruction is done by installing implants in the breast. Silicone or saline made breast is generally implanted in the breast. It takes 2 to 3 hours of time and it has shorter recovery time than other reconstruction methods;

Benefits:

  • It delivers a better shape of breast than other methods.
  • It is a simple treatment that takes short time to complete.
  • It has shorter recovery time than other breast reconstruction methods.
  • It delivers ideal aesthetic results to women who have both breasts reconstructed.
  • The patient gets less scarring on the beast area and no scarring on other body parts.

 Risks:

  • There is a risk of bleeding, pain, wound infection and bruising.
  • The patient has to visit the clinic several times for tissue expansion.
  • The implant is not a part of the body; as results, the body forms a capsule of scar tissue around the implant.

Breast Reconstruction Surgery Using Your Own Tissue

In this form of breast reconstruction, the tissue of the same person is used for breast reconstructions. This breast reconstruction type is relatively more complex than other breast reconstruction types. In this surgery, a flap of skin, fat, and sometimes muscle from another part of your body is used to reconstruct the beast.

Benefits:

  • You will get a breast with a natural droop.
  • It is suitable for both smaller and larger breast women.
  • The use of your own part of body will give you a piece of mind.
  • This surgery will give your breast a more natural and attractive look.

 Risks:

  • The surgery will leave a scar on the donor part of the body
  • Reconstructed breast comes with a decrease level of sensation.
  • Some other part of the body surgery is required in this procedure.
  • It is involves longer operation time, hospital stay, and recovery time.

Breast Reconstruction by Combination of Implants & Own Tissue

Breast reconstruction using breast implants can also be used in combination with breast reconstruction using your own tissue. These two treatments are combined when only one treatment is not able to deliver the desired results. A combination of flap and implant breast reconstruction is recommended when reconstruction using breast implants is needed but the tissues on the chest are insufficient to provide healthy cover.

Benefits:

  • This method is good to give a proper shape to the breast.
  • It is good when flap breast reconstruction is not feasible alone.
  • In some cases, it is better than flap and implant breast reconstruction.

Risks:

  • The patient might feel more fullness in the breast.
  • Do not take it if you regularly perform strenuous activities.
  • The surgery will leave a scar on the donor part of the body.

 Breast reconstruction can be done at the same time as a mastectomy, or delayed for a few months, or even years. As with any breast cancer operation, it is very important to be sure that all the cancer cells have been removed from the breast if you prefer to have an immediate breast reconstruction surgery. This is to make sure that you will not need further surgery if you later find out that some cancer cells remained in the breast.

Our surgeon will advise you on the type of surgery that is most suitable for you. This will depend on several things including: the size of your breasts, how much breast tissue has been removed and your preference.


Immediate Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Immediate breast reconstruction surgery refers to reconstructing the breast right after removing it. It means the both surgeries will be performed in a single day.

 When Delayed Breast Reconstruction Surgery is Ideal

  1. Lower surgery costs
  2. Cosmetic outcome may be improved
  3. Fewer number of surgical procedures and recovery periods
  4. Awaking from your cancer treatment with a reconstructed breast

Cons for Immediate Breast Reconstruction Surgery

  1. Longer hospitalization and recovery time
  2. Potential complications with post-mastectomy treatments
  3. Possible increased risk with extent and duration of surgery
  4. Having less time to make decisions about reconstruction options
  5. Stress of dealing with cancer and breast reconstruction at the same time

Immediate Breast Reconstruction surgery is not suitable for:

  1. Those who smoke
  2. Those who are obese
  3. Anyone with cardiopulmonary disease
  4. Women who need postoperative radiation therapy
  5. Those who are diabetic Women with stage III cancer or higher
  6. Those whose skin flap perfusion (circulation) is impaired after mastectomy

Possible risks during and after breast reconstruction surgery

Some of the risks during or soon after surgery include;

  • The onset of bleeding
  • Wound healing problems
  • The forming of blood clots
  • Extreme tiredness (fatigue)
  • Problems with the anesthesia
  • Infection at the surgery site(s)
  • Fluid build-up in the breast or the donor site, with swelling and pain

Problems that can occur later on include:

  • The patient might get uneven breasts
  • Loss of or changes in nipple and breast sensation
  • Problems at the donor site, such as loss of muscle strength
  • Tissue death (necrosis) of all or part of a tissue flap, skin, or fat
  • Problems with a breast implant, such as movement, leakage, rupture, or scar tissue formation (capsular contracture)

Delayed Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Unlike immediate breast reconstruction surgery, a delayed breast reconstruction surgery is done after some time removing the breast.

When Delayed Breast Reconstruction Surgery is Ideal

  • You can continue your breast cancer treatment without delay
  • The two step surgery will result in easier and short recovery
  • You will have some time to consider if it is suitable for you
  • You will not have to suffer the side effects of two surgeries at once

Cons for Delayed Breast Reconstruction Surgery:

  • It is not recommended if breast cancer treatment is still in progress
  • You might feel incomplete between mastectomy and beast reconstruction.
  • Delayed breast reconstruction will increase the length of the treatment process.
  • A delayed beast reconstruction surgery will cost you more than the immediate one.

Delayed Breast Reconstruction surgery is not suitable for:

  • Those who smoke
  • Those who are obese
  • Those who are diabetic

Possible risks during and after breast reconstruction surgery

Some of the risks during or soon after surgery include:

  • Bleeding and infection is a major risk involved.
  • More risk includes skin loss, fat atrophy, capsular contracture, seroma formation, scarring, and ruptured implants.

Problems that can occur later on include:

  • The treatment may result in uneven breasts
  • Loss of or changes in nipple and breast sensation
  • Problems at the donor site, such as loss of muscle strength
  • Tissue death of all or part of a tissue flap, skin, or fat
  • Problems with a breast implant, such as movement, leakage, rupture, or scar tissue formation

Pre-Op Checklist

Before Breast Reconstruction Surgery

  • If you are taking any medications or you will be continuing those medications throughout the recovery process, it’s important to Share with your doctor. Vitamins, minerals and herbs can interact with medications.
  • Prior to the breast reconstruction surgery, fill any prescriptions that will be necessary post-operatively.
  • Follow instructions regarding food and drink; most cosmetic surgeries require no eating or drinking after midnight.
  • Stop smoking well in advance of your surgery. Smoking can create nausea and aggravate the lungs during surgery, as well as slow your recovery process.
  • Do not wear any jewelry on the day of the procedure.
  • Bring a container to hold your eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed.
  • Bring comfortable clothes to wear after the procedure.

Post-Op Checklist

After Breast Reconstruction Surgery

  • Immediately following your breast reconstruction surgery, you will be moved to a recovery area until the surgeon decides you are ready to be sent home or, less often, transferred to a hospital room or hotel for an overnight stay.
  • You will be scheduled for a follow-up visit after your surgery so that the surgeon can monitor the healing process and remove any stitches, if necessary.
  • You will also receive a list of prescriptions at the time of being discharged.
  • You are likely to feel tired and sore for 1-2 weeks.
  • Keep incisions clean and inspect daily for signs of infection.
  • Don’t remove the white bandages on the incisions until the stitches are removed.
  • Get plenty of rest. Do not smoke, as smoking delays healing and increases the risk of complications.
  • Do not drink alcohol when taking pain medications. Follow a balanced diet.
  • Start walking as soon as possible, as this helps to reduce swelling and lowers the chance of blood clots.
  • Avoid exposing scars to the sun for at least 12 months.
  • Always use a wide spectrum sun block, if sun exposure is unavoidable (SPF 30 or greater).
  • No overhead lifting, strenuous sports or sexual activity for 3-6 weeks.
  • Your scars will fade with time. These scars typically take 1 year to fully form, flatten, and become lighter in color

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