Breast Reconstruction

Ocean Clinic Marbella

The surgical process of rebuilding the shape and look of a breast. Breast reconstruction with autologous (your own) tissue or with silicone implants is one of the essential procedures in reconstructive surgery. The breasts are a symbol of femininity and beauty; loss or alteration of their appearance due to cancer or other reasons is a very traumatizing situation for many women. With the advent of modern reconstructive techniques, breast reconstruction - after full or partial amputation of the breast (mastectomy) - has become more standardized and successful, restoring quality of life quality for many patients.

What used to be performed as a two-stage procedure is nowadays, in many cases, a single multi-disciplinary operation consisting of partial or full mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction. In order to achieve the best possible results, the reconstructive technique must be carefully chosen together with the patient.

What is breast reconstruction like? There are a multitude of breast reconstruction techniques. The correct choice is primarily defined by the nature of the tumor and/or the extent of breast amputation (e.g. skin-sparing or nipple-sparing mastectomy, lumpectomy etc). Furthermore, the patient’s preferences play a crucial part as well as availability of own tissue, planned radiation etc.

Breast Reconstruction Surgery | Ocean Clinic Marbella