The surgery will take 1 - 6 hours.
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 has a success rate of 98%
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.
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:
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.
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.
After surgery, you may need to stay in the hospital for up to a week. Your team of providers will watch you 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 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.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.