Breast reconstruction aims to create a new, natural looking breast in order to replace one after curative or prophylactic mastectomy.
Women after breast reconstruction surgery that are not satisfied with the cosmetic results are also candidates for alternative methods of reconstruction.
The goal is to create a new breast mount with a natural looking shape, size and projection that is in balance with the rest of the body and symmetrical with the other breast. The nipple-areolar complex can be reconstructed in a later stage to enhance the cosmetic result.
The available reconstructive techniques are numerous and have different indications from each other:
Breast reconstruction is done under general anesthesia and usually and few days inpatient follow up is necessary. Recovery depends on the type of the procedure. Within 1 week you can return to your everyday activities with full recovery within a month.
Results are long-term although changes in body weight, pregnancy and aging can alter your appearance.