Breast Reconstruction 

In this respect, breast loss negatively affects patients physically, socially and spiritually. Breast reconstruction is a surgery that involves surgical procedures to reconstruct the breast in the event that a part of the entire breast is removed for cancer or other reason.

Breast reconstruction surgery provides important contributions both physically and psychologically in terms of normalizing women’s lives after breast loss. Breast reconstruction performed after breast loss improves patients ‘ physical appearance while at the same time improving their quality of life by helping them to become better spiritually and physically. For this reason, breast repair is not a cosmetic procedure, but rather a reconstruction (repair) surgery. With developing techniques it is possible to make reconstructions that are very similar to the other breast. This surgery can be performed in the same session following the removal of the breast tissue, as well as in a few sessions.

Who Are Suitable for Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction can be performed to every woman who has breast loss due to breast cancer or other factors and has a general health condition that can tolerate surgery. However, in patients who are obese and have serious conditions such as advanced diabetes and high blood pressure, eligibility for the operation is determined according to the surgeon’s assessment.

Types of Breast Reconstruction

Before breast reconstruction surgery, the patient is evaluated by a team of experts from areas such as general surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, medical and radiation oncology and the operation process is managed by selecting the most appropriate treatment option. Breast repair operations are performed under general anaesthesia and take 2 to 5 hours according to the patient’s condition and operation technique.

Breast reconstruction can be done in two ways with breast implants or with parts obtained from the patient’s own tissue (autogenous tissue). Thanks to new technologies in medicine, the breast tissue created in reconstruction surgeries are very similar to the natural breast.