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Breast reconstruction

Reconstructive surgery of the female breast deals with the restoration of form and aesthetic appearance of the breast after tumour operations. Over the past few years more consideration has been given to the reconstruction of the breast after its removal.

There are different possibilities of female breast reconstruction, which are adapted individually to the patient. In the following we would like to present the different possibilities of reconstruction to you and give you a brief insight into our spectrum of experience.

Two questions will be presented to you if breast cancer has been detected, making breast amputation inevitable: do I want reconstruction in the first place and when shall it take place? Nowadays it is possible for us to restore the breast in the same operation as it is removed. This is called primary reconstruction.
It spares you the feeling of waking up "without a breast". It has been proved that removal and reconstruction of the breast taking place in one operation do not negatively affect the necessary post-operational treatment, such as radiation treatment or chemotherapy.

Another possibility is the so-called secondary reconstruction. If your breast has been removed already some time ago or you are not be able to decide on primary reconstruction, the breast can be reconstructed at another stage. Here, also, different techniques and procedures are available Choice of procedure

After thorough examination and individual consultation we have different ways of proceeding available:

1. » Reconstruction using Implants

2. » Breast reconstruction using body's own tissue

a. » Reconstruction using tissue from the back (Latissimus dorsi muscle)

b. » Reconstruction with tissue from the abdomen (TRAM-flap / DIEP-flap)

c. » Reconstruction of the breast with tissue from the posterior (S-GAP-flap)