For all breast cancer patients, breast loss is not the end – Royal Surgeons can help.
Women with breast cancer who opt for mastectomy surgery to remove their healthy breasts no longer need to lose hope. Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy is possible with a surgery called DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah.
What is DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction?
Deep Inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction is a common procedure usually performed after a mastectomy. It uses the skin or fat from the lower abdomen to create a new breast. The area from which the fat and skin are removed can be different: the buttocks, inner thighs, or upper back.
This is one of the complex procedures performed by plastic surgeons. Patients should be mentally prepared to get at least two or three sessions. The first stage involves the placement of an implant, and the second stage involves tissue reconstruction. The final session is usually done to reconstruct the nipples.
- Improve women’s quality of life after cancer
- Enhance the better body image
- Regain lost sexual interest
Breast Reconstruction at Royal Clinic:
Women suffering from breast cancer and ending with a flat chest after a mastectomy is one of the biggest issues that has enabled us to become the leading providers of breast reconstruction in Dubai. We lend a helping hand to cancer survivors who want their lost breasts back. Our plastic surgeons are experienced in breast reconstruction procedures and can help women live the way they did before cancer. We guarantee patient safety and quality procedures, as well as experienced surgeons so that patients do not risk their lives in any way.
Please look at the below photos of reconstructed breasts.
Who is the Candidate?
Women who have undergone mastectomy surgery are generally considered good candidates for DIEP flap breast reconstruction in Dubai. But since this operation is quite serious, patients must obtain medical clearance from board-certified doctors to guarantee their eligibility. Listed below are some conditions for which doctors do not recommend this surgery.
- Uncontrolled Diabetes
- Chain Smoking
- Tissue Disease
Get ready to ask your doctor a few questions, let them know about your health condition, so that a safe breast reconstruction occurs prohibited from any complications.
To prepare well for surgery, be sure to do the following.
- Follow all diet, medication, and smoking cessation instructions given to you by your doctor.
- Do not eat or drink at least 8-12 hours before surgery.
- Review the preoperative course, risks, and complications.
- Be sure to indicate if you have had a bad reaction to any type of anesthesia in the past.
How is the Surgery Performed?
DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction in Dubai is performed under general anesthesia in which the patient falls asleep during the procedure and senses nothing. Surgery usually involves six main steps, in which the methods used may be different in each case.
This is how breast flap reconstruction is performed.
Surgeons first draw a line on the abdomen, just below the navel and above the public area. However, the point of the marked area may be different in each case.
Then incisions are made at the marked points and a layer of skin and fat is lifted.
By accessing these incisions, the tissue flap is detached and the inferior epigastric perforator artery and vein are included to provide blood supply to the breast. These vessels are carefully preserved with a tissue flap. During this process, the abdominal muscles are not cut or moved.
The tissue flap with full blood vessels is then carefully moved to the area of the mastectomy. Surgeons use a powerful microscope to reattach the blood vessels to maximize tissue survival at this location.
The skin and fat are then gently transformed into the breast and sutured into place. Greater precision is required to complete this step, as it will be the final one on which the results are highly dependent.
This step is performed a couple of weeks after the main reconstruction surgery. Surgeons use tattoo techniques to reconstruct the nipple to create fuller breasts.
- Breasts may be sore a few weeks after surgery.
- Requires a hospital stay of at least five days.
- Physicians prescribe medicines to relieve pain.
- Wearing an elastic bra recommended by your doctor may help reduce swelling.
- It may take seven weeks or more to resume daily activities.
Pros and Cons:
Move on to the below benefits you can get after breast reconstruction.
- Improves quality of life after cancer
- More aesthetic breasts than ever before
- The reconstructed breasts will look better than natural breasts.
- Since breasts are created from your fat tissue, there are no artificial results.
The risk or complications usually happens with an untrained surgeon:
- Long recovery time
- Changes in breast sensation
Breast reconstruction is costly, runs into the thousands of dollars. Insurance companies that cover the cost of a mastectomy may cover the cost of breast reconstruction because the operation is considered medically necessary.
The average cost of DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction in Dubai ranges from AED 15,000 to AED 25,000. Insurance financing and installment plans help make this cost easy to pay.
Consult an Experienced Surgeon for Breast Reconstruction DIEP Flap:
Patients should not assume that every surgeon can reconstruct the breast. This requires careful experience and extensive training. Choose the right surgeon or just get to know Dr. Abdul Majeed Makkiya. He is one of the best breast reconstruction surgeons in Dubai, has reconstructed the breasts of so many women and helped them improve their quality of life and enable them to live normally even after breast cancer.
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