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Breast reconstruction is a personal and understandably emotional issue for women with breast cancer. There are many options. They may be confusing and often difficult to decipher. This is a guide to some of the issues in breast reconstruction. It is by no means an exhaustive list of all the benefits and complications of various procedures. Not all options are available to every woman.
Breast reconstruction usually requires more than one operation.
Breast reconstruction can be done immediately following mastectomy, or some time later, after the area has healed. The best time will vary from patient to patient and may be influenced by other possible treatments such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The procedure that best suits you will depend on your age, general health, size and shape of the other breast and available body tissue.
Dr Sellars does not perform any tissue transfer procedures for post mastectomy such as TRAM flaps. Dr Sellars can offer patients implant reconstruction.
If you are interested in a tissue transfer procedure such as a TRAM Flap, Dr Sellars is able to recommend other Plastic Surgeons to perform this for you.
Reconstruction immediately after mastectomy generally does not interfere with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. However some studies have suggested that implants may not be a good option for women who need radiotherapy because radiotherapy can cause the skin around the implant to tighten or shrink.
Complications of surgery and compromise of the end result increases where radiotherapy is used. This of course is balanced by the therapeutic benefit of radiotherapy.
All options carry the general risks of surgery and anaesthesia. All options have the potential problems of wound healing which vary with individual circumstances.
You know you are in the safest hands with a Plastic Surgeon who is experienced, conservative and highly respected, with over 17 years in private practice. Dr Sellars is a fully qualified Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon FRACS (Plast)..
We have a very long list of clients and patients delighted with our service and care. Take a look at just a few before and after photos in the gallery to see other’s journey to a new look.
Of course safety is our top priority and our entire team has decades of training and experience. Be assured your plastic surgery journey with us will not be rushed or pressured.
The San Clinic, Suite 507
185 Fox Valley Road,
Wahroonga NSW 2076
Fax: 02 9473 8579