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Breast reconstruction

  • 3-5 hours
  • 3-4 days
  • 3-4 weeks

The breast reconstruction is the procedure that aims to restore the contour, volume, shape and appearance to the breast after a mastectomy.

Indicated for...

Women who, as a consequence of a unitary or bilateral breast cancer, have undergone a mastectomy.

Before surgery

First visit

We examine and evaluate your clinical condition and that of your mother and, together with the Oncology team, according to the treatment protocol, we indicate you the best form of reconstruction in your case.
We analyze your complete clinical history:
– Personal and family history
– Diseases (hypertension, diabetes, lung diseases, allergies, etc.)
– State of your breast affects the size, volume, position, symmetry, tumor, location, previous scars, state of tissues, etc.

Conclusions and recommendations

From the analysis of your medical history, diagnosis and the state and time of treatment of the disease we recommend:
-Type of procedure to be performed.

Type of procedure

Surgery in the operating room, usually with general anesthesia. It lasts from three to five hours after the mastectomy.

According to your case, the reconstruction is performed immediately or deferred through the incision of the mastectomy, by placing expanders or direct prostheses or with muscle and dermofat flaps, lipofilling (filling with their own fat) and reconstruction of the nipple and areola when appropriate.

Recovery

The first 24 hours

Patients will stay in the hospital with appropriate suction drainage and bandage, as well as a bladder catheter. Analgesic, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment is received. As of the second day, you remain hospitalized, the intravenous medication is progressively withdrawn and changed into an oral medication, the bladder catheter is removed and mobilization is allowed.

From the first week

The bandages and the drainage are removed and after the initial dressing, a special bra is placed. Patients are discharged from hospital.

From two weeks

Depending on the evolution and treatments, patients come back to work at the right time.

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