Breast reconstruction after mastectomy is now an active part of the breast cancer therapy. The ' Expert in Plastic Surgery in Rome , Prof. Paolo Persichetti, explains how each intervention is highly personalized for each patient and what results you can get
Breast Reconstruction: an integral part of breast cancer care
The breast reconstruction is an integral part of the treatment of this tumor. Today it is not possible to have a therapy for breast cancer without thinking reconstruction. Of course, this therapy has more forms of surgical treatment: some in partial form, such as quadrantectomies; in some form as the total mastectomies. In either case, first with the Oncoplastic and then with breast reconstruction, the patient recovers his health, he recovers its physicality and manages not only to have a very close look to normality of the reconstructed breast, but also the other breast .
Breast Reconstruction: an intervention tailored
The treatment of breast cancer occurs in the form multidisciplinary. There are more medical expertise involved in the decision to perform the best treatment for the patient's specific. This in order to act in the best way, with the least invasive and with the best end result, both from the point of view of cancer, both from the aesthetic.There are several possibilities, on the choice of the prosthesis, which is also discussed with the patient, on what will be the final result of the reconstruction, and also on the final volume will assume that the prosthesis. Of course it tends to maintain the same structure of the breast, but when using the prosthesis is possible that also the other breast has need to be retouched and sometimes even increased in volume.
Reconstruction of post-mastectomy breast: what are the results?
The results of breast reconstruction are always very effective, and this depends very much on the method that is used. The implants are very satisfactory and often the breast volume that residual is also interesting from the aesthetic point of view of the patient. If you use the flaps will result in a situation very close to the preoperative period of a patient, before the breast reconstruction.
Breast Reconstruction: affect the treatment of breast cancer?
Breast Reconstruction in any case does not affect the development of the disease, nor on the possibility of being subjected to additional care. These, however, are necessary after the path of breast reconstruction, which is normally simultaneous to that of ablative surgery of the breast. Any type of breast reconstruction still allows you to continue or establish necessary therapies for the disease after it has been created.