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Who Can Have Breast Reconstruction

  • If you don't have severe illness or any medical condition that might impair the recovery process, you're an ideal candidate. 
  • You're an ideal candidate if you have realistic goals and expectations about restoring your breast. 
  • If you're unhappy with breast reconstruction after cancer

Treatment Duration

The surgery will take 1 - 6 hours.

Breast Reconstruction Risks & Side Effects

  • Infection risks
  • Anesthesia risks: swelling and nausea
  • Pain and discomfort 
  • Numbness and tingling  

Breast Reconstruction Recovery Time

Your stay in the hospital depends on your recovery. The recovery period will differ from one patient to another. In the first two days after the surgery, you will feel discomfort and follow a medication plan to reduce the pain. Also, you might need IV fluids in this period.

You will need to avoid lifting heavy objects and performing demanding activities. Typically your wounds will need six to eight weeks to heal.

Breast Reconstruction Success Rate:

Breast Reconstruction has a success rate of 98%

Breast Reconstruction Alternative Treatments

  • Breast prosthesis 

How Does it Work? 

Breast reconstruction is a surgery performed on patients who had mastectomy or lumpectomy to recreate the patient's breast. Sometimes it needs many surgeries, and your surgeon can use a few new breast reconstruction techniques depending on your case; some use silicone or saline breast implants. Another method uses a flap of tissues from your body (lower belly).

Breast reconstruction surgery is a standard procedure after treating breast cancer. It could happen months or years later. 

We will ask you to send your photos as shown in the Photography Guide below to evaluate your case for your online consultation.

What Does Breast Reconstruction Surgery Involve?

We will plan and arrange the procedure to suit your personal preferences and match you with the best breast reconstruction surgeon available in Turkey. There are a few primary steps involved in this procedure. Here is what you can expect:

1. Anesthesia

Your surgeon will give you general anesthesia, and you won't feel any pain during the surgery. If you have a mastectomy or lumpectomy, your surgeon will do that procedure first.

2. The breast construction surgery 

If you're getting a breast reconstruction surgery implant, they place the implant in your chest. If you're having a breast reconstruction surgery flap procedure, they take tissue from one part of your body, form, and put the new breast.

Your surgeon may insert a drain (a thin tube) under your skin. One end of the tube sticks out from your chest. The tube drains fluid and blood as you recover. Your doctor will remove the tubes when you don't need them anymore.

3. After the surgery 

After surgery, you may need to stay in the hospital for up to a week. Your team of providers will watch you to ensure you're healing. You may wear a surgical bra. As your breasts heal, the bra supports your breasts and reduces swelling. When it's time to go home, your provider will explain how to care for yourself.

What Should I Expect After Breast Reconstruction Treatment?

  • Immediately after the surgery, you will probably feel discomfort and pain. Your surgeon will prescribe medication to manage the pain. 
  • You can go back home after few days after the surgery. 
  • You may be discharged with one or more drains in place. A drain is a small tube put in the wound to remove extra fluid from the surgery site while it heals.
  •  Follow your doctor's instructions on the wound and drain care.
  • You should wear a support bra to minimize the swelling and support the breasts during the healing process.
  • You should use the medications given to you by the surgeon. They will prevent post-op pain and infections.
  • It would be best to keep your daily activities light.

Things You Should Consider Before Breast Reconstruction Treatment

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirin and any other medication that causes blood thinning.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
  • Avoid smoking before the surgery.
  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So it would be best if you did not take in anything alcoholic before surgery.
  • Follow your doctor-prescribed medication that adjusts your current medicines. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the best option for breast reconstruction?

The pre-pectoral procedure is the most minimally invasive breast reconstruction option. Your doctor can perform a mastectomy by removing breast tissue through a small incision underneath the breast. A tissue expander can be placed on top of the muscle through this incision to create a breast mound.

How long does breast reconstruction take to heal? (breast reconstruction flap vs implant)

Most patients can get back to their routine within 6 - 8 weeks after the surgery. Patients using flap Implants can experience faster recovery.

Is breast reconstruction a major surgery?

Breast reconstruction is major surgery; you will need to spend a few days in the hospital under medical supervision.

Is breast reconstruction cost abroad affordable?

In general, yes the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But there are some factors that affect the breast reconstruction cost like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used. 

 

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    Mariana, Spain
    star star May 2022
    While doing a price search for plastic surgery in my own country, I came across flymedi and had my surgery at esteworld for a much more reasonable price and I am very happy. The team and flymedi were very professional.
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    Sophia, United Kingdom
    star star Apr 2022
    Ana was extremely helpful, friendly and made planning my trip so much easier. I don't know what I would have done without her! Going overseas to a country you've never been to before to get plastic surgery can be scary, having Ana made it a lot less scary knowing you have somebody there that's on your team to help you.
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    Vukašin, Serbia
    star star Jan 2022
    Thank you for all the florence nightingale team and my doctor. I have been feeling better since I had the surgery. Professional and caring staff
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    Ellis McLintock, Turkey
    star star Aug 2020
    From start to finish my experience with Flymedi was exceptional. The coordinator, Abud worked hard at finding the right surgeon for me. He was constantly in contact while I was away to ensure everything went smoothly. I honestly could not be happier with the company. Dr Ozge has done an exceptional job too. Thank you Abud for making me feel confident again!
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    Maribeth, Switzerland
    star star Jan 2019
    I highly recommended flymedi.com. Mustafa was good assistance all the way through. From airport, hotel, and hospital. The surgeon who conduct the operation did a great job. I was hesitant at first and was scared what would be the result but waking up after the surgery I was surprised by his professionalism. As well as Mustafa was being present every time I needed him out anytime I could contacted him. He never fails. Thanks to Y'ALL guys.
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