Breast Reconstruction after Lumpectomy Dubai


Breast reconstruction after lumpectomy restores the natural look and feel of the breast after the surgery procedure. Depending on the deformity, either the immediate breast reconstruction after lumpectomy or delayed breast reconstruction after lumpectomy can be used.


Lumpectomy is a procedure that is done to remove cancer or other infected tissues from the breasts. The process is also called as breast conservation surgery and other names for the process is local excision surgery as it only eliminates portion of the breast to neutralize the infected tissues and cells.

Lumpectomy works in way that only part of your breast that is affected by the cancerous tumor is removed. There are several techniques that are used to remove the tumor part without affecting the whole breast. It is often called as half mastectomy as only part of the breast is removed. The removal of breast depends on the tumor type and its spread area but for success of surgery, the most important part is played by the surgeon and his treatment method. Although the tumor is removed forever from the breasts but the appearance of breast gets greatly affected by the lumpectomy.  In some cases, the breast are so greatly affected by the lumpectomy that immediate breast reconstruction becomes necessary.


The procedure works in following way:

  • Treatment area is pre-examined by the surgeon
  • General Aesthetics are applied on the surgery area
  • In case of non-palpable tumor, Wire-localization or radio-seed localization is done first.
  • Surgeon makes small incision in the breast
  • The tumor is removed along with small area of normal tissue.
  • Lymph nodes may also be removed in underarm area based on tumor.
  • Surgeon makes sure that the entire tumor is
  • The incisions are closed.

Post procedural effects

Surgery time and hospital stay depends on the tumor and type of surgery you are undergoing and can only be determined after the results of the treatment but you will feel following effects after the treatment.

  • Your chest area will feel sore after surgery for some time.
  • Your arm area will feel numb
  • You will experience visible change in your breasts
  • Your clothes will not fit and other cosmetic conditions will arise.
  • Confidence and personality related issues.

Breast reconstruction After Lumpectomy

Lumpectomy removes the cancerous tumor from the breast but leaves visible markings in the area. Treated area is left with markings and deformation causing the cosmetic problems. One of the effects of lumpectomy is considered to be loss of confidence and it limits the patient from social gatherings. Breast reconstruction can be done to correct the size, shape and feel of the breast that is lost in the lumpectomy procedure.

Breast reconstruction procedure can be done right after the lumpectomy procedure; it is done under general aesthetics and is available in two types.

One procedure type takes tissues from patient’s own body and replaces the removed tissues of the breast during the lumpectomy procedure; this procedure is known as FLAP based reconstruction procedure.

Other reconstruction procedure uses saline or silicone implants to replace the removed tissues. Although implants are used in the procedure but natural size, shape and feel is guaranteed by the breast surgeons. Implant based procedure is advised mostly when the patient has less extra fat tissues in the body or fat removal can lead to complications in long run.

Post Procedural Care For Breast reconstruction after Lumpectomy

Post procedural care of breast reconstruction after lumpectomy Dubai differs from procedure to procedure and treatment time is also affected by the lumpectomy procedure done before the breast reconstruction but generally the post surgery goes as under

  • After the breast reconstruction procedure you will be kept under ICU for several hours to monitor changes in the breast
  • After some hours you will be moved to normal unit.
  • You will be discharged from clinic/Hospital after some days depending on your condition
  • No minor or major weight lifting in first week of treatment
  • Careful diet plan for whole month after the Breast Reconstruction
  • Weekly checkup

Lumpectomy has gained popularity because it allows the patient to keep their breasts and removes the tumor part as well. Breast Reconstruction procedure after Lumpectomy Dubai is relatively easier as only part of breast needs to be reconstructed but procedural care is advised to avoid the long and short time side effects of the treatment.

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Written By: Dr. Ken Arashiro

Dr. Ken is one of the best-known cosmetic surgeons in the world. As extremely dedicated surgeon, this has ensured he has work in the most acclaimed clinics throughout the world. At the moment, he is offering his services in Dubai Cosmetic Surgery as a visiting surgeon, with a view to relocating to Dubai in the coming years.

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