Mammoplasty after Cancer
Surgical Procedure: When some or all of the breast is removed due to breast cancer, plastic surgeons undertake the reconstruction of the breast in the same session or at the end of the treatment with cancer surgery. This process can be done with the core tissue brought from the person's abdomen or back, or breast implants. If there is not enough tissue, a tissue expander is placed in that area first, and it is replaced with an implant after 1-2 months.
- Duration of operation: It varies between 1 hour and 4 hours according to the procedure performed.
- Anesthesia Conditions: General anesthesia
- Hospital stay: 1-3 days depending on the procedure
- Possible ailments: General surgery specialist will inform about any discomfort that may occur after breast removal. Since there are many different options for plastic surgery, it is not possible to count them all here.
- Risks: Risks seen in all surgical procedures such as bleeding, infection and opening of the sutures may be seen after this surgery. In operations where core tissue is used, there may be circulatory disorders and losses in the tissue brought to the breast from the abdomen or back. In repairs using prostheses, the incidence of capsules may be higher than in aesthetic cases.
- Return to work: 1-2 weeks depending on the surgery performed
- Heavy exercise: 2 months
- Scars disappear: 3-12 months
- Follow-up: The guidance of your general surgeon should be followed.