How to reconstruct a removed breast You sent
Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that aims to restore the shape and appearance of the breast after a mastectomy (breast removal). There are several ways a removed breast can be reconstructed, including:
- Using implants: These small silicone or gelatin balls are placed under the muscle or on the chest wall to create a new breast shape.
- Fat cell transplantation: This method is also called autologous fat cell transplantation and consists of transplanting fat from one part of the body into the removed breast.
- Tissue reconstruction: This method uses tissue from other parts of the body, such as the shoulder, thigh or abdomen, to create a new breast.
- Reconstruction using composite muscle tissue: This method uses muscle tissue from other parts of the body to create a new breast.
The choice of the most appropriate method depends on the patient's individual needs and health. Patients should carefully weigh their options with their doctor and plastic surgeon and discuss the pros and cons of each option before deciding on the best method for them.