BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY
Breast Reconstruction Surgery makes possible to obtain a more symmetrical appearance from the outside after the recovery.
Breast cancer is observed at a rate of 1/8 in the female population. But it has become a treatable disease with the help of public awareness and early diagnosis methods. However, the idea that breast cancer patients will lose their breasts has also become a serious phobia. Thanks to the correct reconstruction methods that are applied in these patients. Patients can recover their lost breasts, and meanwhile, their existing treatments are not interrupted.
There are two main approaches to breast cancer repairs;
The first one of these is the immediate reconstruction and is the name that is given to the repair carried out in suitable patients simultaneously with the excision of the breast in the patient with the patient’s own tissue or by using implants or tissue expanders. With this approach, after the surgery, the patient finds a newly-made breast in the place of the old one. It is a very satisfactory method for the patient.
The other approach is the Late Repair. In this repair, after the oncological treatment of the patient is over. The purpose is to create a new breast either from the own tissue or by using implants or tissue expanders. The generally accepted approach in recent years is the Immediate Repair. However, the main limitation is the general health status, the stage of the individual and the possibility of any additional radiotherapy. In patients with such risks, the use of tissue expanders is often used in the immediate reconstruction stage.
As a result of the Breast Reconstruction Surgery, it is possible to obtain a more symmetrical appearance from the outside after the recovery thanks to the interventions on the opposite breast. It also reduces the risk of breast cancer on the opposite side due to the decrease in the size of the breast.