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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.

The Surgery

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:

  • Immediate Reconstruction: When the breast is reconstructed at the same time as the mastectomy is performed.
  • Delayed Reconstruction: When the breast is reconstructed later.

There are different techniques of breast reconstruction:

  • By placing prosthesis
  • Skin expansion: it consists of expanding the skin and then placing a prosthesis
  • Use of own tissue: consists of transplanting tissue from other parts of the body (back, abdomen, legs). This is the most complex and requires more recovery time but has a superior aesthetic result

The nipple reconstruction techniques are:

  • Dermal graft
  • Lift the skin of the areola

The techniques of reconstruction of the areola are:

  • Inner thigh
  • Contralateral
  • Tattoo

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.

SPECIALIST IN Breast Reconstruction

Hugo Luciano Monjo, M.D.

Professional Medical License: 31519/9. Specialty License: 17387

  • Specialist in Plastic Surgery Procedures.
  • Specialist in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Procedures.
  • Full Member of the Argentine Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Procedures.

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Risks of any surgery (bruises, scars, anesthesia).

General anesthesia is used and after surgery painkillers are prescribed.

Generally yes, it will depend on each patient.

Yes, as it improves the affected area after radiation.

No, does not affect the course of the disease or interfere with radiotherapy or chemotherapy.

Depend on the type of tumor. The reconstruction does not interfere on the treatment / development.

No, it is not necessary since there is no breast tissue. If there is any doubt is always possible to do it.

It takes about 6 weeks to notice an aesthetically acceptable result. After 6 months is when the reconstructed breast acquire a natural look.

You should wait about 60 days and should use sunscreen.

How much does a breast reconstruction cost abroad? The price for a mastectomy in Argentina may vary according to the needs and requirements of each patient. Please fill in the form below to contact us and get your Free Quotation!

Our prices includes: pre and post surgery consultations and controls; plastic surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurses, assistances fees; surgery and recovery room; supplies and disposable materials. Bilingual assistant, accommodation and transfers are optional. Prescribe medication after surgery, implants and/or surgical belts (if required) are not included. No hidden fees!

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Written by Hugo Luciano Monjo, M.D.
Last update: 02/06/2022
Note: This information serves as support and does not replace your doctors opinion.

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