Introduction

Autologous Flap Breast ReconstructionAutologous Flap Breast Reconstruction involves using the of skin and fat of the patient to reconstruct the breast. It is also known as autogenous breast reconstruction. There are five types of Autologous Flap Breast Reconstruction surgery based on the donor site of the skin and fat; these types are listed below;

  • Abdomen (TRAM)
  • Abdomen (DIEP)
  • Back (latissimus dorsi flap)
  • Buttocks (gluteal flap)
  • Inner thigh (TUG)

Candidates

In order to qualify as a perfect candidate for Autologous Flap Breast Reconstruction, you should fulfill the following criteria set by the doctors;

  • You are more than 18 years of age.
  • You have had full or partial mastectomy.
  • You are in a good mental and physical condition.
  • Your body mass index (BMI) is not more than 30.
  • You have realistic expectations with the results of the treatment.

Goals

There are many goals of Autologous Flap Breast Reconstruction. The following are the main goals of the surgery;

  • To permanently reconstruct the breast.
  • To make both of the breast symmetrical.
  • To lessen the emotional and physical impact of mastectomy.

Procedure of Autologous Flap Breast Reconstruction

There are mainly two parts of the Autologous Flap Breast Reconstruction surgery. In the first part of the procedure, fat or skin is removed from one or more parts of the body of the same person. In general, the fat or the skin from abdomen, back, buttocks, or thighs is removed. The fat or skin removed this way is used to reconstruct the breast of the person. If you need, the creation of areola and nipple can also be included in the surgery.

Benefits of Autologous Flap Breast Reconstruction

Autologous Flap Breast Reconstructiont is beneficial and it brings many benefits to the patient’s life. The patient will get the desired breast shape and size. The treatment is famous for contouring the breast. Your breast will look natural in clothing. You will no longer need to wear external prosthesis inside your bra. You might suffer on sensation account.

Pre-Operation Care

The patient needs to take care of some instructions. The following is the detail of the pre-operation instructions by doctors;

  • Use the medication prescribed by the doctor.
  • Do not take any medication without consulting with your surgeon.
  • You should quit smoking and drinking sometime before the surgery.

Post-Operation Care

It is also important to take care of the post-operation instructions from the doctor. The following is a list of some important post-operation instructions;

  • Use the medication prescribed by the doctor.
  • You may feel tired or sore for the next few weeks.
  • You may have to wear surgical bra after the surgery.
  • It may take up to six week till you get back to normal condition.
  • You will have to keep visiting your surgeon to keep the progress in check.
  • You will get absorbable stitches and the scars will fade away by the passage of time.

Cost Of Autologous Flap Breast Reconstruction

The cost of Autologous Flap Breast Reconstruction is not fixed due to various reasons. If you want to know the cost of the treatment for sure, please consult with your doctor. At Breast Surgery Clinic Dubai, we offer this treatment at a reasonable cost.

FAQs

What is TRAM flap reconstruction all about?

The word ‘TRAM’ flap stands for transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous flap. It is a type of breast reconstruction in which blood vessels, fat, and skin are taken from the abdomen of the patient, and transferred to the chest and made into a breast.

Doesn’t it take longer to recover from than implant surgery?

It is true that this method takes longer to recover. You will have to stay in the hospital for about 4 days. The total recovery period for this method of breast reconstruction is about 6 weeks.

Are there different types of free flap breast reconstructions?

Yes, that’s right! We have different types of free flap breast reconstruction. There are three types of flap breast reconstructions from the lower abdomen.

I do not want any muscle taken from my abdominal wall. Can you guarantee this prior to surgery?

Surgeons prefer not to take abdominal wall muscle. Some surgeons prefer to take abdominal wall muscle. The choice of flap used defines the way your breast will look like after the Autologous Flap Breast Reconstruction surgery.

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Do not forget to speak to our surgeon if you are interested in Autologous Flap Breast Reconstruction. Breast Surgery Clinic Dubai offers the best breast treatments at a reasonable cost. We will be pleased to have consultation session with you. So sign up for a free consultation today.

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