Breast Reconstruction

Philippine Breast Reconstruction – Facts About Breast Reconstruction Procedures

What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction surgery is for female patients who have insufficient breast tissue and volume or complete absence of the breast due to surgery (i.e. after breast cancer or breast siliconoma removal), trauma or congenital anomaly. Breast Reconstruction surgery restores the appearance of a breast by rebuilding the breast contour, nipple, and areola. The medical advancements of this procedure can restore the natural appearance of the breast.

Risks on Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Similar to other kinds of plastic surgery, complications are also involved in Breast Reconstruction. Some of them are fluid collection, excessive scar tissue, bleeding, inadequate symmetry, and problems with anesthesia.  Infection may also develop but this too is very rare.  Capsular contracture may happen if the scar or capsule begins to tighten. However, this can be treated easily.

Frequently Asked Questions on Breast Reconstruction

Question: What types of implants are used in a breast reconstruction procedure?
The content of a silicone shell of a breast implant can either be a salt-water solution known as saline or a silicone gel. The new gel-filled implants are not accessible to everyone. It is given only to women in approved studies—as advised by the Food and Drug Administration.

Question: How long is my recovery period?
It will take about six weeks for you to recover. Breast reconstruction procedure cannot restore the normal sensation of your breasts but some of it may come back in time. The scars will gradually fade in time, and eventually disappear. You are to refrain from strenuous activities for three to six weeks after the surgery or based on the recommendation of your plastic surgeon.

Question: What will happen after the procedure?
You will experience some soreness in the chest, back, and abdomen for about one to two weeks. This can be alleviated by the medications that will be given by your surgeon.

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