Primary breast reconstruction is a solution for patients at an early stage of the disease. At the same time with the intervention that provides surgical treatment, breast reconstruction is performed. Depending on the quality of the skin, the size of the breast and the nature of the tumor, this procedure is most often performed by placing an implant under the chest wall muscle, with additional reconstructive surgery to preserve the shape and better simulate the healthy breast.
Sometimes it is necessary to make some corrections to the healthy breast in order to achieve chest symmetry. Such patients have no sense of breast loss. This helps them recover more easily and quickly. Breast reconstruction does not affect the course and prognosis of the disease and does not interfere with its further surveillance.
Secondary breast reconstruction is a surgical intervention reserved for all patients who already had breast tissue removed. This procedure can be performed months and even years after the oncological treatment. All patients in whom the underlying disease did not spread, who are motivated to return to a quality life are candidates for this intervention. There are several types of breast reconstruction in the period after the removal of the breast. Depending on the additional oncological treatment, the quality of the skin and the size of the breast, different procedures are performed. Obviously, this is done according to the patient’s wishes and their body constitution.