Using a flap of your own tissue, called an autologous flap, which is taken from your abdomen, back, buttocks, or other area to reconstruct your missing breast. Sometimes autologous flaps and implants are used together. An incision is made in the chest, either from an immediate mastectomy procedure or along the scar of a previous mastectomy. A pocket-like opening is formed to hold the flap, expander, or implant.
You may remain hospitalized for up to a week. Your reconstructed breast typically does not retain normal sensitivity. While your initial reconstruction procedure creates the breast mound, you have the option to undergo subsequent procedures to give your breasts a more natural appearance.
Around three to four months after breast reconstruction surgery, once your new breast/s has had time to heal, you can have a simple surgical procedure to recreate a nipple from existing breast skin. The new nipple and areola is then tattooed to simulate the natural colours, which will be matched to your existing nipple in the case of singular mastectomy.
It is also possible to reconstruct the nipple areola non-surgically, via 3D micropigmentation (also know as medical tattooing). The result can be highly lifelike and this method avoids the need for further surgery, which patients may prefer following the trauma of mastectomy and breast reconstruction.
Micropigmentation can also be used to correct areola asymmetries following breast augmentation or reduction or to restore pigment in white scar tissue around the areola.
Breast Reconstruction after Tissue Loss performed by Dr Kaye Ocean Clinic Marbella. Breast Reconstruction Surgery is a way to rebuild the shape of a breast.
Reconstructive Breast Surgery after Tissue Loss performed by Dr Kaye Ocean Clinic Marbella. Breast Reconstruction Surgery is a way to rebuild the shape of a breast.
Women who have lost one or both breasts to cancer may desire to have their breasts reconstructed. Reconstruction may be done at the same time as the breast is removed via mastectomy (immediate reconstruction) or at a later time (delayed reconstruction), and is often covered by insurance. A variety of reconstruction options exist and can restore breasts to near normal shape, size, and appearance.
I recently had a Breast Reconstruction performed by Dr Kaye in Marbella. My Breasts were very distorted and scarred following a badly infected Breast Reconstruction 5 years ago in my home country. An attempt at reconstruction by the original Surgeon had made things even worse and I cant tell you how distressing it was as a woman to have to live with deformed breasts.
It had a profound negative effect an me, and I did not believe anyone had the surgical skill needed to make me whole again. Then I met Dr Kaye from Ocean Clinic Marbella and knew instinctively that he could help me.
He inspired such confidence in me that, despite being extremely nervous I went ahead with surgery. To say I am delighted would be an understatement! When he first removed the bandages, I cried with happiness. My breasts are so perfect. I cant believe it, Dr Kaye in Marbella is, in my opinion, a genius and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
If you have undergone breast reconstruction following a mastectomy you may wish to complete your new breast/s with a reconstructed nipple areola complex.