Breast reconstruction can be a significant part of physical and emotional recovery for patients who are undergoing or have undergone mastectomy. At Cambridge, we make it our priority to provide personalised advice and care throughout the course of the reconstruction process.
Reconstruction can be carried out at the same time as a mastectomy, or in a separate procedure later on, depending on factors such the requirement of radiotherapy.
Cambridge Medical aims to reconstruct breasts using implants or tissue from other parts of the patient’s body, or a combination of both. The tissue may be harvested from the abdomen or back.
Tissue from the abdomen has a soft texture and helps in creating a soft and natural-feeling breast. Tissue from the back is generally used for the reconstruction of smaller breasts. Some scarring can be expected at both the donor site and the reconstructed breast, but with proper care, this should fade over time.
The recovery period varies from seven days to three weeks, depending on the scale and complexity of the reconstructive procedure.