Places: Organized and fully equipped clinic.
Duration: 1 – 2 hours & 3 – 7 hours.
Stay: 2 days minimum.
Pain – Discomfort: Pain medication for about 7 days.
Swelling – Swelling: From 7 to 14 days. It is limited if the postoperative instructions (ice, head up, etc.) are correctly applied.
Pressures: Removal after 4 days.
Stitches: Removal in 12 days.
Cuttings: From 2 to 10 days.
Work: inserts: back to work in 7 days. Cremni: return after at least 2 weeks.
Final Result: Up to 6 months, minor repairs may be required.
REHABILITATION AFTER MASTECTOMY
Breast cancer affects 8-10% of women worldwide, which means that around one in 10 women are likely to develop breast cancer at some point in their lives.
Today, breast cancer, especially if one follows the prevention protocols (mammograms, breast MRI, clinical examination, breast palpation) is considered a curable cancer with a very good prognosis.
Η Surgery for breast reconstruction is the solution offered by plastic surgery, restoring the volume and shape of the female breast or reconstructing the removed nipple and areola.
The main motive (depending on the age) is the woman’s depressed psychology, which has been particularly troubled, resulting in possible depression, a feeling of inferiority or low self-esteem, affecting the family, personal relationships and professional life.
The breasts are an important part of a woman’s appearance and identity, which is why their restoration is vital for a woman.
The plastic surgeon should discuss the methods at length with the patient, the pros and cons, the possible complications, the time required for the final recovery.
Each patient is unique, which is why the treatment of each patient must be individualized, which requires the cooperation of all medical specialties (mammologist, oncologist, etc.).
Recovery is now easier than in the past:
-It’s a great pleasure good results.
-Better and safer techniquesand materials (expanders with integrated valve).
-The medical world (breast surgeons, etc.) has now understood that this operation does not cause metastases or hide any local recurrence, and is not opposed to it.
Breast reconstruction can be done in the following ways:
- Restoration with vouchers skin (tissue expanders) and implants. It is the most common way of rehabilitation as it is the simplest and the most popular choice (about 80% of patients).
- Restoration with autologous tissues (i.e. from the patient’s own body) and flaps (dorsal or rectus abdominis muscle).
This operation is usually performed after the treatments (e.g. radiation, chemotherapy) have ended and the patient is considered cured.
- Combination of the above, as well as addition of fat, tissue which is rich in stem cells and helps in the final aesthetic result, especially if it has been preceded by radiation, which causes “hardening” of the skin.
In case of breast reconstruction with flat dorsal muscle, which is the most common, needs additional skin, either because of extensive removal and a large deficit or because of the need to achieve symmetry. The broad dorsalis muscle with a skin island is carried through a passage under the skin of the axilla to the anterior chest wall and creates a sheath for the prosthesis or voucher to be inserted. This method is usually preferred in cases where there has been previous radiotherapy on the skin of the anterior chest wall.
Finally, in the case of restoration with a free flap (Diep Flap), no insert is used. Part of the skin and fat are removed from the abdomen and transferred to the donor area (breast), where they are kept alive through microsurgical anastomosis of the donor and recipient vessels using a microscope. This procedure takes about 5 – 6 hours and requires a stay in the clinic for 5 days. The result is completely natural and at the same time a simultaneous aesthetic improvement in the abdominal area is achieved, since the removal of the tissue is followed by a tummy tuck.
Sometimes it may be necessary to intervene in the other breast in order to achieve the best possible symmetry.
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