Friday, March 7, 2014

Types of Brest Reconstruction Surgery

An award-winning breast surgeon, Dr. Guy Hingston provides breast reconstruction services to women in the North Coast area of New South Wales. Dr. Guy Hingston lectures and writes extensively on this and other topics related to breast oncology.

A common procedure for women who have undergone a mastectomy for the treatment of breast cancer, breast reconstruction restores the form of the breast using either implants or transplanted tissue. Breast implants are typically constructed of silicone and filled with either sterile saline or a cohesive silicone gel. Natural tissue grafting serves as the most common alternative to artificial implants, using the patient's own skin, muscle, and fat to rebuild the breast. Physicians may take tissue from the patient's lower abdomen, upper back, buttocks, or inner thigh. In some cases, the patient's own tissue may not be sufficient for an acceptable reconstruction, and the surgeon may need to supplement natural tissue with a silicone implant.

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