Breast reconstruction that heals your body and mind
If you lost one or both breasts after breast cancer surgery, you can regain your femininity through breast reconstruction. After breast reconstruction, you will be highly satisfied your new beautiful breasts.
Breast reconstruction was generally conducted by university hospitals until quite recently. Only a few private hospitals provided simple procedures using breast implants so far.
In spite of the inconvenience, patients go to university hospitals for breast reconstruction using autologous tissues that requires a wealth of experience and expertise. M.D. Seul Chul-hwan of JW Plastic Surgery built his career as a professor at Yonsei University Medical School and a breast surgery specialist at Severance Hospital.
He provides a high standard of reconstruction surgery based on his expertise and know-how
Tissues (skin, fat, and muscles) collected from the lower abdomen, back, or hips are transferred to the breasts. Autologous tissues create natural-looking breasts and do not cause any foreign body sensation.
The Breast reconstruction using rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap is one of the most common breast reconstruction techniques using autologous tissues.
It reduces the sagging lower abdomen and reconstructs the breasts by transferring abdominal skin and fat to the breasts.
The Skin, fat, and muscles of the back are transferred to the breasts for breast reconstruction. If the thickness of available tissues is too thin, breast implants may be inserted as well.
Breast reconstruction using fat transfer is generally applied to those who underwent partial mastectomy. Recently, it is being widely applied to those who underwent total mastectomy.
Although the procedure is very simple, it should be repetitively conducted twice or three times for satisfactory results.
|Types of Breast Reconstruction using Breast Implants|
|Single-stage reconstruction using breast implants||Multi-stage reconstruction using breast implants|
|Applied when only breast tissues are removed and skin is preserved.|
If a considerable volume of the breast skin is removed, a tissue expander is inserted under the breast muscles. Then, saline solution is injected at regular intervals to extend the skin. (Appr. two months)
After injecting the last saline solution, wait for two or three months until the tissues are extended enough. Then, the tissue expander is replaced with an appropriately-sized breast implant.
Three months after the breast mound is reconstructed, the nipple is made. In the past, dark skin was collected from the other nipple or the groin for transfer. Recently, a simple procedure is applied to generate the skin.
The reconstructed nipple is tattooed in the same color as the other nipple.
We guarantee an accurate examination, safe anesthesia, precise procedure, and thorough postoperative management. We consider your safety as our #1 priority.
We find and provide the best surgical method for you through thorough surgical planning, considering your conditions.
M.D. Seul Chul-hwan of JW Plastic Surgery built his career as a professor at Yonsei University Medical School and as breast surgery specialist at Severance Hospital. He provides a high standard of reconstruction surgery based on his expertise and knowhow.
Recently, many patients who underwent breast cancer surgery recover completely and enjoy their healthy life. Of course, some patients choose not to undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomy. However, many patients tend to become depressed after losing their breasts and femininity.
Nowadays, breast reconstruction is considered as a necessary operation for the rest of one’s life. In addition, breast reconstruction has become available for health insurance coverage since 2015.
You don’t have to worry about breast cancer screening after an operation. Thanks to advanced technology and screening equipment, there is no chance of breast cancer being found late, even though breast implants are inserted. As breast implants are located below the muscles, they do not have any impact on breast cancer screening.