Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction treatment in Sarjapur Road

Breast reconstruction treatment in Sarjapur Road is an operation to recreate the breasts generally after a lumpectomy or a mastectomy. Sometimes the reconstruction may take multiple surgeries. There are various breast reconstruction methods. Some use saline or silicone breast implants, while other methods make use of a flap of tissue from the body (such as some tissue from the lower areas of your belly). 

Breast reconstruction surgery takes place immediately after the breast cancer operation (immediate reconstruction). At the Manipal Hospital Sarjapur Road branch, our team of doctors provide you with all kinds of options. You can also choose for it to take place some months or even years after the operation (delayed reconstruction). One can have surgery to recreate both breasts, or you even have the option to replace one of the breasts and then reshape it so that it matches the other. 


Breast reconstruction surgery is usually performed in a hospital by a surgeon. The medical professional administers anaesthesia, which causes you to be unconscious and not feel any pain during the procedure. If you are having a mastectomy or lumpectomy, your surgeon will perform that first.

The surgeon performs the breast reconstruction while you are still unconscious. When you have implant reconstruction, the implant is placed in your chest. When you have a flap procedure, they take tissue from one part of your body, shape it, and place it in your new breast.

During the surgery, your doctor may place a drain (a thin tube) beneath your skin. One end of the tube protrudes from your chest. As you recover, the tube drains fluid and blood, and it will be removed once you do not need it anymore.

After procedure

You may need to stay in the hospital for up to a week following surgery. The medical team will check on you to ensure you're healing properly. You are permitted to wear a surgical bra, which supports your breasts and reduces swelling as they heal. When the time comes to go home, your provider will give you detailed instructions on how to care for yourself.

Your provider will assist you in managing pain following surgery. They may advise you to take prescription or over-the-counter pain relievers. When taking medication, carefully follow your provider's instructions. If you had reconstruction on one breast, you might require additional surgery to match your breasts, and it could include breast reduction or augmentation surgery.

Risks involved

Breast reconstruction surgery complications may include,

  • Formation of blood clots. These may be more common following certain types of flap reconstruction surgeries.

  • Bruising or scarring around the breast reconstruction area. Scars are left after breast reconstruction surgeries, which might take time to fade.

  • Necrosis of the fat. After flap surgery, the transplanted tissue might die.

  • Implant complications (for implant reconstruction). These issues can include wrinkling, rippling, and implant ruptures (tears).

  • After a flap reconstruction procedure, you may experience weakness, pain, or sensitivity at the donor site. Donor sites include the lower abdomen, thigh, back, and bottom.

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