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THE BEGINNING
JK PLASTIC SURGERY

Breast SurgeryBREAST RECONSTRUCTION

Breast reconstruction is a surgery performed to rebuild a breast that has been removed for various reasons. It can recreate or restore the breast into a new shape after a mastectomy (due to breast cancer), lumpectomy, or it can be done to correct a congenital deformity. The surgical methods include autologous fat transfer, breast implants, or both. After a closer assessment, the most suitable surgical method will be recommended for each individual patient.

Breast Reconstruction can Benefit

  1. 1. People after a mastectomy or lumpectomy
  2. 2. People with disfigurement due to trauma
  3. 3. People with problems with breast development

How is Breast Reconstruction Performed?

  • a. Breast Implantation
    This breast reconstruction uses a breast implant to rebuild the breast. It is recommended for those who have not yet received radiation therapy treatment, but have healthy breast tissue. In order to achieve a synergistic effect, it is recommended to receive implants in conjunction with autologous fat transfer. A surgeon first creates a pocket in which to place the implant and inserts a tissue expander under the chest muscle. It stretches the skin by injecting saline for a few months to make room for the final implant replacement.
    breast augmentation using implant insertion for natural look
  • b. Autologous Fat Transfer (From Back or Buttocks)
    This autologous or flap reconstruction method uses a patient’s own fat and/or skin harvested from different areas of the body such as the abdomen, back, buttocks or thighs. When the skin and fat is harvested from the back, the thickness of the tissue is not sufficient, so breast implants may also be required. However, this method is less commonly performed these days because of the long surgery time.
    breast augmentation
  • c. Abdominal Flap (From Abdomen)
    This method uses autologous abdominal tissue and muscle (transverse rectus abdominis muscle), usually from the lower tummy. Because it uses the patient’s own fat to rebuild the breast, it is safe and looks natural. This is the most widely used method that can give two results: removal of unnecessary loose fat and breast restoration.
    breast augmentation

Operation Information

Duration
1.5 hours
Inside the hairline
Depends on the method used
Hospitalization
1 day
Recovery Period
1 week
Anesthesia
General
Stitch Removal
7-10 days after procedure