BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY
Breast reconstruction surgery is usually employed after mastectomy. Breast reconstruction is the restoration of the breast to as close to normal as possible after breast cancer treatment.
Breast cancer patients are faced with enormous challenges both socially and psychologically as they go through mastectomy surgery, chemotherapy and often radiotherapy. After the mastectomy, these patients require breast reconstruction which can be done either immediately or delayed to a later date.
Our female plastic surgeon, Dr Asma Ilyas and our qualified plastic surgeon Dr Zain ul Abidin are highly trained and skilled in all techniques of breast reconstruction including gold standard TRAM/DIEP reconstruction, expander/implant and latissimus Dorsi with implant reconstruction.
A TRAM or DIEP is the gold standard in Breast Reconstruction and involves harvesting the abdominal skin and fat and parts of the rectus muscle if necessary attached to blood vessels. This flap of tissue is then transplanted to the chest and sculpted to a breast. The closure of the abdomen results in the benefits of an abdominoplasty.