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Options for Breasts Reconstruction with Implants

Posted Aug 29 2013 7:23am
Attractive breasts are an important factor in enhancing overall physical appeal. Women who have undergone complete or partial mastectomy or experience issues such as congenital absence of the breast or developmental problems can benefit from implants to restore the shape of their breasts. Leading plastic surgeons offer various options for breast reconstruction with implants to help women regain their looks and self confidence.

Who is a Right Candidate?

At a reliable plastic surgery center, the initial step is a detailed evaluation to determine your candidature for breast reconstruction surgery. This would include analysis of your overall health, breast anatomy and other relevant physiological considerations. Moreover, breast reconstruction will be performed only if it does not delay or prevent postoperative cancer therapies such as radiotherapy ands adjuvant chemotherapy.

Breast Implant Reconstruction Procedure

Saline and silicone gel implants can be used for reconstructing the breasts fully or partially. Saline implants are safe as the saline solution will be absorbed by the body should leaks occur.

The implant placement is performed in two ways:
  • Immediately after the mastectomy
  • Delayed till after healing and postoperative cancer therapies are completed. This can be several months after the surgery

The first stage of the procedure for both immediate reconstruction patients and delayed reconstruction patients involves the placement of tissue expanders. Expanders are basically temporary implants which act as spacers. The soft tissues and skin are stretched to place the expander prosthesis, which is a silicone bag filled with saline solution. As bag is inflated with the saline solution over time, the tissue and skin get stretched. Once the optimal breast size is achieved, the tissue expander is removed and replaced with breast implants.

Merits of the Breast Implant Method

Breast reconstruction with implants at the right plastic surgery center offers the following benefits:

  • Minimal pain
  • No need for surgery in other areas as with reconstruction with autologous tisse
  • Limited scarring

For optimal results and patient safety, it is important that the breast reconstruction with implants procedure is performed by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon in an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery center. In addition to deciding on the right implant option, the right surgeon will provide end-to-end treatment and care, including superior follow-ups till full recovery. Women who have reconstruction with implants should also know that the implants may need to be replaced at some time in the future. Be discerning while choosing your surgeon and enjoy a safe and effective breast reconstruction procedure.
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