BREAST CANCERUnfortunately, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. On average, one in every 8-9 women in a lifetime develops breast cancer.
MastectomyThese surgeries performed by General Surgery physicians are the removal of all or part of your breast tissues containing cancerous tissue from the body. Breast Reconstruction (breast reconstruction) The reconstruction of tissue losses that develop after the removal of breast tissues due to tumor or other disease is one of the most successful surgeries of plastic surgery. These surgeries not only create a new breast, but also greatly improve a woman's self-gaze, self-confidence and quality of life. The consequences of breast creation can be quite natural in terms of appearance and sensation; however, a reconstructed breast will never look like the breast taken and will not give the same feeling. When can you think about this surgery? You can start discussing reconstruction from the time of the cancer diagnosis. Ideally, your general surgeon and plastic surgeon plan together and plan your surgery.
EARLY BREAST REPAIRDuring the mastectomy surgery due to breast cancer, it is also the reconstruction surgery. This treatment timing can be selected if it is certain that the tissues from the cancer have been completely removed, taking into account your additional treatments in the future due to cancer.
LATE BREAST REPAIR
Breast repair is carried out weeks, months or even years after the completion of your cancer treatment.
Breast Reconstruction Options
Patient-Specific Treatment; Each treatment should be unique to the patient and suitable for the patient. Therefore;
- Your health and lifestyle
- Your body type,
- Your breast size,
- The amount of tissue and skin you have left and
- Your personal preference
- All these things are considered when the method selecting.
USE OF BACK MUSCLE IN BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
During this procedure, a piece of skin and muscle is removed from our back or under your arm, bringing it to the breast area where it is used to repair your breasts. Since the skin and muscle on your back are normally quite thin, it is usually used with a breast implant with this method to give your new breasts a fuller shape.