Breast Reconstruction

What are the risks of breast reconstruction?

The risks of breast reconstruction can include fluid build-up in the breast or at the donor site and slow wound healing. After a skin flap reconstruction, there may be tissue death (necrosis). With any surgery, there is a (low) risk of post-operative infection, bleeding, and swelling. Fatigue is often associated with this surgery. With implants, [...]

What are the risks of breast reconstruction?2021-05-28T13:46:14+02:00

What to expect after breast reconstruction?

After breast reconstruction surgery expect to have bandages covering the incisions. An elasticated support garment should be worn to assist healing. You may have a small drainage tube under the skin. Some pain and discomfort is normal but your prescribed pain medication will help. Apart from pain or discomfort in the breasts, if you have [...]

What to expect after breast reconstruction?2021-05-28T13:51:37+02:00

How to prepare for breast reconstruction?

To prepare for breast reconstruction surgery, you may be asked to stop smoking for 2 – 4 weeks prior to the procedure. Nicotine retards the healing process, and quitting for as long as possible before surgery helps improve blood flow. You might also have to have a blood test before surgery is performed. During the [...]

How to prepare for breast reconstruction?2021-05-28T13:55:07+02:00

What is the procedure for breast reconstruction?

The procedures for breast reconstruction have two main techniques: implant reconstruction and skin flap (autologous) surgery. In an implant reconstruction, I will insert a tissue expander under the skin or muscle. This expander gradually stretches the remaining tissue. After this has healed, I inject saline or saltwater into the expander over several weeks until the [...]

What is the procedure for breast reconstruction?2021-05-28T14:05:52+02:00

How to plan for breast reconstruction

When you plan for breast reconstruction first make an appointment with me to come and discuss all the options. I will recommend the best procedure and discuss the techniques for the best outcome. We will also discuss when to have it, and whether we do both breasts in order to achieve symmetry. I favour a [...]

How to plan for breast reconstruction2021-05-28T14:09:48+02:00

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