Breast Reconstruction Surgery in Argentina
Breast reconstruction surgery is a reconstructive procedure that recreates the natural appearance of a breast after a mastectomy (breast removal due to a tumor or cancer).
The ideal candidate is any woman who has been mastectomized and it is contraindicated in patients that smokes (healing problems) and patients who had undergone abdominal surgery and had damaged the blood supply to the abdominal wall.
Reconstruction techniques depend on the type of breast removal surgery, the amount of preserved tissue, cancer prognosis among others. There are two types of reconstruction:
Length of Stay: Depending on the technique from 1 to 7 days
Recovery time: Approximately 30 days.
After breast reconstruction surgery
There may be some mild pain, which can be managed with a prescription of medicine by the plastic surgeon.
It is extremely important to keep the area around the stitches clean. Avoid submerging the incision in water and do not let anything or dirt and any product not recommended by the specialist in contact with this region. Should be avoided for 2 to 3 weeks any strenuous activity, weight lifting. This will prolong the healing time and will cause a more visible scar. The reconstruction of the breast does not regain the natural sensitivity of the breast. Over time the scars will fade but never in its entirety.
Sublimis Medical Tourism offers affordable breast reconstruction abroad. Please feel free to contact us for more information about this procedure or mastectomy in Argentina.
1- Does Breast reconstruction have any contradictions or side effects?
Risks of any surgery (bruises, scars, anesthesia).
2- Is it a painful procedure?
General anesthesia is used and after surgery painkillers are prescribed.
3- Could both breasts be reconstructed in a single procedure?
Generally yes, it will depend on each patient.
4- Is it possible to have breast reconstruction after radiation therapy?
Yes, as it improves the affected area after radiation.
5- Can breast reconstruction affect the evolution of the disease?
No, does not affect the course of the disease or interfere with radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
6- Is it possible of regaining cancer in the reconstructed breast?
Depend on the type of tumor. The reconstruction does not interfere on the treatment / development.
7- Should I have mammograms of the reconstructed breast?
No, it is not necessary since there is no breast tissue. If there is any doubt is always possible to do it.
8- How long does it take for the breast to acquire a natural look?
It takes about 6 weeks to notice an aesthetically acceptable result. After 6 months is when the reconstructed breast acquire a natural look.
9- How long should I wait to sunbathe?
You should wait about 60 days and should use sunscreen.
Last Update: 08/16/2011
Note: This information is directed to support and not to replace your doctor opinion.
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