Natural-Tissue Breast Reconstruction-Dr. Ron Israeli-Plastic Surgeon
Natural-tissue breast reconstruction. What is it all about? Grateful for Dr. Ron Israeli to help us all understand more about natural breast reconstruction because I had no idea about this option! Did you? For more visit website-under EDUCATE Tab. Breast reconstruction after mastectomy can be with an implant, with natural-tissue, or using a combination of both. For women who prefer to avoid implants, natural-tissue breast reconstruction may be a very desirable option. The most advanced natural-tissue reconstruction procedures require microsurgery. With microsurgery, a woman’s own skin and fat can be transplanted to the chest from elsewhere in her body, most commonly the lower abdomen or the inner thighs. Using an operating microscope, plastic surgeons specializing in microsurgery can transplant this living tissue by connecting small blood vessels to re-establish blood flow. A warm, soft, natural appearing and natural feeling reconstructed breast is thereby created from living tissue. A new and important feature of natural-tissue reconstruction is that breast sensation may be improved. This can be done by reconnecting nerves that were cut during mastectomy to nerves in the reconstructed breast. Before surgery, a CT Scan can help identify blood vessels in the donor site where the tissue is going to be harvested. At the time of surgery, the plastic surgeon elevates the flap of skin and fat from the donor area while preserving muscle. The flap is then transferred to the mastectomy defect where microsurgical techniques are used to connect blood vessels and connect nerves. In experienced hands, the success rate for this surgery is greater than 99%. The area where the flap was taken is then repaired, usually resulting in an improved contour. A plastic surgeon experienced in microsurgery and specializing in breast reconstruction can help you decide if you are a good candidate for breast reconstruction using your own body tissue.
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