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Breast Reconstruction in Colombia

If you are considering breast reconstruction, you no doubt have a lot of questions. The entire team at Premium Care Plastic Surgery in Colombia is ready to partner with you throughout the reconstruction process.

The first step is to learn about the various components of breast reconstruction, and how they might benefit your own life. This site is an educational guide about breast reconstruction, which can return a sense of wholeness and provide the final step in recovery for many survivors of breast cancer.

Women diagnosed with breast cancer begin a journey that requires making healthcare decisions that can have profound effects on their bodies and their quality of life. During this journey, having knowledge about the available healthcare options can help women act as their own advocate. The decision to have breast reconstruction may become part of this journey. The role we play as reconstructive plastic surgeons requires that we provide our patients with the tools and knowledge that can empower them to make important decisions about their bodies.

If you have questions or want to learn more about your options for breast reconstruction, schedule a consultation online or call us at (+57) 312 545 5569 in Cartagena and (+1) 305 8481909 in United States to meet with one of our experts at Premium Care Plastic Surgery in Colombia.

What is breast reconstruction?

In breast reconstruction, a reconstructive surgeon (surgeon trained in plastic surgery) recreates all or part of a breast that has been surgically removed. This is done using an implant or tissue from another part of your body. The goal of breast reconstruction is to make breasts look balanced and natural when you are wearing clothing.

Can I have breast reconstruction?

You may be able to have breast reconstruction if you have been:

  • Diagnosed with breast cancer and had or will have a mastectomy (surgical removal of breast)
  • Diagnosed with breast cancer and had or will have a breast conservation surgery, such as partial mastectomy or lumpectomy (surgical removal of the tumor and surrounding breast tissue.
  • Found to have a genetic mutation and will have a prophylactic mastectomy (removal of a noncancerous breast to prevent breast cancer)

With improved treatment plans, breast reconstruction techniques, and new medical devices, you have options. Our plastic surgeons at Premium Care Plastic Surgery in Colombia can recreate a breast at the time of mastectomy or after you have had a mastectomy. They can also correct misshapen breasts that may result after breast conservation therapy.

Enhancing your appearance with breast reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure for a woman who has lost a breast due to cancer or other condition.
The creation of a new breast can dramatically improve your self-image, self-confidence and quality of life. Although surgery can give you a relatively natural-looking breast, a reconstructed breast will never look or feel exactly the same as the breast that was removed.

Do I have to have breast reconstruction?

No. Some patients decide that they are not ready to have reconstruction for many reasons. Or they decide not to have any more surgeries. Many may choose to wear a breast prosthesis (an artificial device to replace a missing part of the body). This allows a better fit in clothing and reduces the lop-sided feeling that a missing breast may create after breast cancer surgery.

When can I have breast reconstruction?

Most breast reconstruction can be done at the same time as your mastectomy. It is called immediate reconstruction.

For women interested in receiving a breast reconstruction in Colombia, request a consultation online or call us at (+57) 312 545 5569 in Cartagena and (+1) 305 8481909 in United States to discuss your options.

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Immediate Breast Reconstruction

Most breast reconstruction can be done at the same time as your mastectomy. It is called immediate reconstruction.

Advantages
  • The sense of loss some women feel after removal of their breast is minimized
  • The plastic surgeon is able to work with the oncologic surgeon to optimize the aesthetic outcome for the patient.
  • Possibly fewer surgeries and lower surgery cost
  • No difference in rate of development of local cancer recurrence
  • No difference in the ability to detect local cancer recurrence
  • No significant delays in getting other cancer treatments
Disadvantages
  • Harder to detect mastectomy skin problems
  • Longer hospitalization and recovery times than mastectomy alone
Delayed Breast Reconstruction

Reconstruction can also be done days, weeks, or years later. This is called delayed reconstruction. Delayed reconstruction is done after you have completed any other breast cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy and radiation, or when you have decided that you want reconstruction.

Advantages
  • Additional cancer therapy after mastectomy (such as radiation) does not cause problems at the reconstruction site
  • Gives patients more time to consider breast reconstruction options
Disadvantages
  • Mastectomy scar on chest wall
  • Requires additional surgery and recovery time
  • Sometimes difficult to reconstruct after scarring occurs
  • Less optimal cosmetic results

For women interested in receiving a breast reconstruction in Colombia, request a consultation online or call us at (+57) 312 545 5569 in Cartagena and (+1) 305 8481909 in United States to discuss your options.

What are my options for Breast Reconstruction if i had a mastectomy

The options for reconstruction can be divided into three general categories:

  • Implant only
  • Your own body tissue only
  • Implant combined with your own body tissue

The final stage of each of these methods is reconstruction of the nipple and areola, which takes less than one hour under local anesthesia.

All of our plastic surgeons at Premium Care Plastic Surgery in Colombia are trained and skilled in all areas of breast reconstruction, and are able to offer you the most possible options when choosing the procedure that is right for you.

Which method is best for me?

Both you and your reconstructive surgeon will discuss the best method for you. It depends on many factors, including your:

  • Body shape
  • Past surgeries
  • Current health
  • Treatment needs
  • Personal preferences

The choice to have immediate versus delayed reconstruction depends on many factors including:

  • Breast cancer stage
  • Your medical condition
  • Your preference and lifestyle
  • Additional therapies (such as radiation) needed to treat breast cancer

During your consultation at Premium Care Plastic Surgery, you and your plastic surgeon will discuss your reconstructive options, including the risks, benefits, and choices. You will also discuss the possible outcomes from reconstruction. No matter which reconstruction option is chosen, it is important that you realize that the process usually requires multiple surgeries and will take time to achieve the final result.

If you have questions or want to learn more about your options for breast reconstruction in Colombia, schedule a consultation online or call us at (+57) 312 545 5569 in Cartagena and (+1) 305 8481909 in United States to meet with one of our experts at Premium Care.

 Using Implants Only
Implant-based reconstruction offers an acceptable cosmetic result

 

Implant-based reconstruction offers an acceptable cosmetic result without having to use tissue from another part of your body. Following mastectomy, your reconstructive surgeon will insert a tissue expander into a pocket formed under your chest muscle (called the pectoralis major) and the skin remaining after mastectomy. The tissue expander is silicone balloon filled with saline (sterile salt water). More saline is added to the expander in a series of visits to the outpatient Plastic Surgery Clinic at Premium Care. The tissue expander is filled with saline to help stretch the muscle and skin to the breast size desired. Often the skin is stretched slightly more than needed to achieve the desired size because it naturally shrinks when the tissue expander is removed.

The amount of saline needed for each expansion may vary depending on tightness of the skin. Most patients do not have much discomfort or pain with tissue expansion. This process of stretching breast skin starts several weeks after surgery, and typically two to three months. It may take longer if you need other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. Once your skin and muscle have stretched to the desired size, the tissue expander is left in place for one to three months longer. Outpatient surgery is then scheduled at Premium Care to remove the tissue expander and replace it with a permanent breast implant.

Permanent breast implants are much softer than the tissue expander. Both saline and silicone implants have proven to be safe after extensive studies, and both are available for breast reconstruction. Your surgeon will discuss with you the difference between the various types of implants, and help you to determine which is right for you.

Read more about saline and silicone implants

Depending on their lifestyle and preference, patients may choose implants over tissue-based reconstruction. The best candidates for implant reconstruction are women with an adequate skin “pocket” to hold the implant (skin-sparing mastectomy); who don’t have adequate tissue of their own or do not want to use their own tissue; or who have no history of radiation treatment.

Advantages of Implant Reconstruction
  • ecreased surgery and recovery time
  • Fewer scars
  • Satisfactory shape in clothing
Disadvantages of Implant Reconstruction
  • Need frequent office visits for the tissue expansion process
  • Two-stage procedure: tissue expander followed by exchange for permanent implant
  • Hard to achieve nipple projection with nipple reconstruction, due to thinner skin
  • Difficult to achieve symmetrical shape with the natural breast.
  • Breasts reconstructed with an implant alone will not create a natural droopy appearing breast and may appear fuller in the upper half compared with a natural breast.
  • Need to replace implants periodically, meaning more surgery.

For women interested in receiving a breast reconstruction in Colombia, request a consultation online or call us at (+57) 312 545 5569 in Cartagena and (+1) 305 8481909 in United States to discuss your options.

Using Your Own Body Tissue

Many state of the art procedures involve using tissue from another part of your body to rebuild a breast mound.

  • This can include tissue from you back, abdomen (stomach), or buttocks.
  • Pedicled flaps rotate tissue to recreate a breast while maintaining the attachment to the blood supply.
  • Free flaps transfer tissue to the chest by disconnecting the blood supply and reconnecting a new blood supply. These procedures require microsurgery to join blood vessels, and require and an operating microscope and qualified microsurgeon.

All of our plastic surgeons at Premium Care are trained and skilled in all areas of breast reconstruction, including microsurgery.

These operations have two surgical sites. This means two areas for scarring and potential complications: one on the reconstructed breast and one at the site where the tissue is taken (donor site). The tissue must have a healthy blood supply to keep the tissue alive. Smoking, diabetes, and other health problems may keep a patient from having these procedures.

Using Abdomen (Stomach) Tissue

Breast reconstruction using tissue from the abdomen (stomach) to re-create a breast mound provides the most natural result of any technique. The choice of tissue to be moved from your stomach to your chest to re-create a breast mound will vary, depending on your individual characteristics and desires

Anatomy of the Abdomen

Understanding the different types of flaps taken from your abdomen can be confusing. Looking at the makeup of your abdomen can be helpful. Your abdominal wall is made up of multiple layers, with the skin being the outermost layer. Under the skin is a layer of fat. This is followed by a layer of tissue known as fascia, which is sturdy and helps prevent your intestines from bulging out. Under the fascia is a layer of muscle known as the rectus abdominis muscle (your “6-pack” muscle).

Two blood vessels supply this muscle:
  • Deep superior epigastric artery and vein
  • Deep inferior epigastric artery and vein.
  • The deep inferior epigastric artery and vein has smaller blood vessels that come off and travel back through the rectus abdominis muscle to supply the fatty layer and overlying skin.
  • These smaller blood vessels are called “perforators.”

Another set of blood vessels known as the superficial inferior epigastric artery and vein also help supply blood flow to the fatty tissue and skin. These blood vessels lie on top of the fascia layer.

The tissue taken from your abdomen can consist of all of these layers of the abdomen or only a few. Also, the tissue may be rotated to your chest on its blood supply (called a “pedicled” flap) or disconnected from its blood supply and connected to a new blood supply in your chest (called a “free” flap).

Advantages of reconstruction with abdominal flap:
  • Natural breast shape, consistency and behavior
  • Improved abdominal shape
  • No breast implant required
Disadvantages of reconstruction with abdominal flap:
  • Longer surgery
  • Requires a surgeon with specialized training in microsurgery techniques and pedicled flap techniques
  • Additional scarring on stomach
  • Longer hospitalization and recovery

The different types of flaps from your abdomen that may be used to re-create a breast mound are listed below:

Pedicled Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous (TRAM): this flap is rotated on its blood supply and consists of skin, fatty tissue and muscle, with or without fascia.

Free Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous (TRAM): This flap is disconnected from its blood supply and connected to the blood supply in the chest. It also consists of skin, fatty tissue and muscle, with or without fascia.

 

Muscle-Sparing & Perforator Flaps

Recent surgical advances have made it possible to lessen the amount of muscle and fascia taken with the flap. Depending on your surgeon’s training and experience and the size and availability of blood vessels, a flap may even be created without removing any fascia or muscle, or only a small amount. These procedures have been shown to reduce problems such as abdominal weakness, hernia and “bulges” that may occur as a result of removing some of the supporting structure of the abdominal wall.

Free Muscle-Sparing TRAM: this flap is taken off its blood supply and is connected to blood supply in the chest. It consists of skin, the fatty layer and a small portion of muscle with or without fascia. Most of your fascia and muscle is not taken (spared).

Free Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP): this flap is disconnected from its blood supply and is connected to blood supply in the chest. It consists of skin, the fatty layer, and the deep inferior epigastric artery and vein and its perforators.

Free Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery (SIEA): this flap is disconnected from its blood supply and is connected to the blood supply in the chest. It consists of skin, fatty layer, and the superficial inferior epigastric artery and vein and its perforators (small blood vessels). Often the superficial inferior epigastric artery and vein are too small for this flap to be used. Less than 20% of patients will have large enough vessels to use this flap.

If a large amount of the fascia layer needs to be taken with the flap, your plastic surgeon may need to replace this supporting layer with a prosthetic material called mesh to prevent bulging of your intestines.

No matter what type of flap is used, this is a relatively large surgery and your physicians will remain vigilant before, during, and after your procedure. Good blood flow to the flap is essential for success, and your doctors and nurses will monitor the blood flow through the flap after surgery. They will examine the color and temperature of the flap at regular intervals, and will use a Doppler machine to listen to blood flow. If a problem with blood flow occurs, your surgeon may take you back to surgery to fix the problem. This happens rarely, less that 5% of the time, but the entire surgical team at Premium Care will be on call and ready during the period after your operation in case you need them. Most of the time, our plastic surgeons can fix these problems, but if the problem cannot be fixed (as in two to three percent of cases), then another method of reconstruction may need to be considered.

Every flap will leave a scar around your belly button, on your chest at the site of the mastectomy, and across your abdomen. The scar that results on your abdomen usually goes hip to hip, but is low enough to be hidden by underwear or a bathing suit. Because of the surgery on your abdominal wall, your surgeon will advise for no heavy lifting for at least two months, that could injure your abdominal wall and cause hernias or bulges.

More surgeries are usually needed to improve the shape and symmetry of your breasts, to improve the abdominal scar, or to perform nipple and areola reconstruction.

If you have questions or want to learn more about your options for breast reconstruction, schedule a consultation online or call us at (+57) 312 545 5569 in Cartagena and (+1) 305 8481909 in United States to meet with one of our experts at Premium Care.

Using Implants Combined With Your Own Body Tissue
Reconstruction Using Back Tissue

When back tissue is used for breast reconstruction, it involves the latissimus dorsi muscle, along with the skin and fat that covers the muscle. This procedure is called a latissimus dorsi (LD) flap. The tissue from your back is removed and moved to the front of your chest, with the arteries and veins still attached. Since most women do not have enough fatty tissue on their back to recreate a breast using only the LD flap, an implant or tissue expander is commonly used.

The location of the incision on your back will depend on the amount of skin needed to replace the skin removed during the mastectomy. Often, the incision can be placed so that your bra will hide the scar. The back tissue that is rotated to the chest will result in a bulky area underneath the armpit. This will decrease over time but may never disappear.

An additional surgery may necessary to replace the tissue expander that is placed under the LD flap for a permanent silicone or saline implant. The LD flap may also be used after breast conservation surgery to fill in the misshapen area that can result after removal of breast tissue.

Patients generally have no major long-term problems from the LD flap, and can resume activities of daily living and exercise just as before the surgery.

Advantages of LD flap reconstruction:
  • Decreased surgery and recovery time
  • Better coverage over the implant
  • One-time surgery, if the implant placed immediately
  • Good option for thin patients who have had radiation therapy
Disadvantages of LD flap reconstruction:
  • A breast implant is usually required for the desired projection and size
  • May have complications in the back where the tissue was taken from
  • Muscle weakness in the back can affect rock climbers, swimmers and tennis players

For women interested in receiving a breast reconstruction in Colombia, request a consultation online or call us at (+57) 312 545 5569 in Cartagena and (+1) 305 8481909 in United States to discuss your options.

Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
Are your Surgeon Happy With the Shape?

After you and your surgeon are happy with the shape and size of your reconstruction and time has passed for you to heal, you may consider having a nipple reconstructed. The nipple created by your surgeon will not be like your natural nipple. It will not react to temperature or touch by flattening and becoming larger, and will not have “feeling.” Depending on the type of breast reconstruction, reconstructed nipples may appear more or less “perky” than others. Because of this, many women are content to go without a nipple on their reconstructed breast.

If you choose to have nipple reconstruction, there are a variety of techniques. Most procedures involve using the skin of your breast reconstruction, such as the procedures shown below. Another option is to take a portion of natural nipple from your other breast (if it is large enough) and graft it to the reconstructed breast. These techniques often do not require a visit to the operating room, and can be performed in an office setting.

The areola (the colored portion around the nipple) is most often recreated with a tattoo. The illusion of a nipple can also be created by having a tattoo made with a central region that is darker than the rest. There are a variety of available flesh tone colors to create a natural- appearing areola. Areolar tattooing is usually painless and can be performed in an office setting. Most tattoos will fade as much as 40% over time and may need to be reapplied after a few years.

Another option is to use a graft of skin from another location of the body, usually your inner thigh or waist. Skin from these areas of the body has a natural tendency to heal darker when it is grafted. Areola grafts are performed in the operating room.

If you have questions or want to learn more about your options for breast reconstruction, schedule a consultation online or call us at (+57) 312 545 5569 in Cartagena and (+1) 305 8481909 in United States to meet with one of our experts at Premium Care.

Breast Reconstruction: Words to Know
  • Areola: Pigmented skin surrounding the nipple.
  • Breast augmentation: Also known as augmentation mammaplasty; breast enlargement by surgery.
  • Breast lift: Also known as mastopexy; surgery to lift the breasts.
  • Breast reduction: Reduction of breast size and breast lift by surgery.
  • Capsular contracture: A complication of breast implant surgery which occurs when scar tissue that normally forms around the implant tightens and squeezes the implant and becomes firm.
  • DIEP flap: Deep Inferior Epigastric perforator flap which takes tissue from the abdomen.
  • Donor site: An area of your body where the surgeon harvests skin, muscle and fat to reconstruct your breast – commonly located in less exposed areas of the body such as the back, abdomen or buttocks.
  • Flap techniques: Surgical techniques used to reposition your own skin, muscle and fat to reconstruct or cover your breast.
  • General anesthesia: Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.
  • Grafting: A surgical technique to recreate your nipple and areola.
  • Hematoma: Blood pooling beneath the skin.
  • Intravenous sedation: Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.
  • Latissimus dorsi flap technique: A surgical technique that uses muscle, fat and skin tunneled under the skin and tissue of a woman’s back to the reconstructed breast and remains attached to its donor site, leaving blood supply intact.
  • Local anesthesia: A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.
  • Mastectomy: The removal of the whole breast, typically to rid the body of cancer.
  • SGAP flap: Superior Gluteal Artery perforator flap which takes tissue from the buttock.
  • Tissue expansion: A surgical technique to stretch your own healthy tissue and create new skin to provide coverage for a breast implant.
  • TRAM flap: Also known as transverse rectus abdominus musculocutaneous flap, a surgical technique that uses muscle, fat and skin from your own abdomen to reconstruct the breast.
  • Transaxillary incision: An incision made in the underarm area.
Breast Reconstruction: Frequently Asked Question

What questions should I ask my reconstructive surgeon?

  • Can breast reconstruction be done in my case?
  • When can I have reconstruction done?
  • What types of reconstruction are possible for me?
  • What type of reconstruction do you think would be best for me? Why?
  • How many of these procedures have you done?
  • Will the reconstructed breast match my remaining breast and if not, what can be done?
  • How will my reconstructed breast feel and will I have any sensation?
  • What possible complications should I know about?
  • How long will the surgery take and how long will I be in the hospital?
  • Will I need blood transfusions?
  • If so, can I donate my own blood?
  • How long is the recovery time?
  • How much help will I need at home to take care of my drain (tube that lets fluid out) and wound?
  • When can I start my exercises and return to normal activity such as driving and working?
  • Can I talk with other women who have had the same surgery?
  • Will reconstruction interfere with chemotherapy or radiation therapy?
  • How long will the implant last?
  • What happens if I gain or lose weight?

What if my reconstructed breast does not match my natural breast?
The ultimate goal of reconstruction is to create a breast that is symmetrical with the remaining natural breast. Sometimes, getting the reconstructed and natural breasts to match is difficult unless surgery is performed on the natural breast, too. For some patients, this may involve placing an implant in the natural breast to make it larger (augmentation); making the natural breast smaller or less droopy by reducing the tissue (reduction), or lifting the breast skin (mastopexy).

Your surgeon will discuss these options during your consultation. This “balancing procedure” is often done 3-6 months after your first surgery, to make sure the reconstructed breast has healed and is the desired size and shape.

How long will it take to complete my reconstruction?

The timeline for completing breast reconstruction varies, depending on how many surgeries are done and the need for other cancer treatments. The reconstruction process takes 6 months to one year, no matter what procedures are chosen, and if no further cancer treatment is necessary.

Many patients require multiple surgeries to make the reconstructed breast look like the remaining natural breast. Here’s a general reconstruction timeline:

Step 1: First surgery to create breast. Wait about three months for healing. Increase this time if you need chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

Step 2: Surgery to make any changes to refine or balance the reconstructed breast. Wait about two to three months for healing. This step may be repeated as needed.

Step 3: Surgery to add nipple and areola.

Are there risks associated with breast reconstruction?
Yes. As with any surgery, there are risks. The plastic surgeon will review these risks during your clinic visits and answer any questions. Risks of breast reconstruction surgery may include:

Pain, Bleeding, Infection, Wound healing problems, Changes in sensation, Fluid build up (such as hematomas and seromas), Scarring, Implant failure/rippling/extrusion, Hernia, Bulges, Partial or complete loss of flaps, Failure or loss of implants, Asymmetry (lopsidedness), Poor cosmetic results

What is I may need or will have chemotherapy?
Breast reconstruction should not delay chemotherapy treatments. Usually your medical oncologist will wait until you have healed from your mastectomy and reconstruction before starting chemotherapy. If you have complications such as wound healing problems or infection, chemotherapy may be delayed.

If you are undergoing tissue expansion at the time of chemotherapy, the surgeon may need to take blood. This is to make sure that your body can fight bacteria that may be introduced from your skin during the expansion process. Once chemotherapy is complete, your surgeon will usually wait at least a month before considering further reconstructive surgery.

What if I may need or will have radiation?
You may want to delay breast reconstruction until you are finished with radiation therapy. Radiation may damage your reconstruction and affect your final cosmetic result. If you require radiation, your surgeons may recommend that you use your own tissue for delayed reconstruction, either alone or with an implant. Implant-only reconstruction is not recommended, since radiation often results in implant complications, including:
Infections, Severe capsular contracture (scar tissue around the implant causes hardening of the breast), Fluid buildup, Poor cosmetic result

Does breast reconstruction change the risk or my cancer returning?

Does it make it harder to detect breast cancer?

The risk of breast cancer recurrence depends on the stage of disease, biologic characteristics of the cancer, and additional breast cancer treatments.

Reconstructive surgery has not been shown to increase the risk of the cancer returning or make it harder to detect if cancer does return. The methods or tests used to screen for recurrence will be decided by your cancer care team.

Who pays for my reconstructive surgery?

Most insurance plans provide insurance coverage for reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy. In general, these plans should cover:

  • Reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy was performed
  • Surgery and reconstruction of the other breast to produce a symmetrical appearance
  • Prothesis (artificial breast) and treatment of physical complications at all stages of the mastectomy

Check with your insurance company or the Premium Care business office to confirm that coverage for your surgery is being provided by your insurance company.

What if I am considering a breast conservation instead of a mastectomy?
If you are considering breast conservation rather than a mastectomy, reconstructive options may be available to improve the cosmetic result. Breast conservation surgery usually involves removing a portion of breast tissue where the cancer is located, followed by radiation therapy. The removal of breast tissue can often leave an indentation or dimple on the breast. This dimple may not be seen until after radiation treatment.

To prevent this, your plastic surgeon may be able to “re-arrange” the remaining breast tissue at the time of the cancer removal. This may leave you with a smaller breast or further scarring. These procedures are referred to as oncoplastic surgery. If this is not an option at the time of your cancer surgery, delayed reconstructive options may be used, such as the latissimus dorsi flap, local tissue flaps and fat grafting.

Making a Decision

There are many things to think about when making choices about breast reconstruction. In addition to medical reasons to choose one option over another, there are also your personal values and preferences.

Talk to your reconstructive surgeon about any medical issues that may affect which options will be best for you. Ask your doctor:

  • If you can have breast reconstruction
  • If you will need other cancer treatments that will delay reconstruction
  • What reconstruction options are possible with your body size and shape
Also, when thinking about breast reconstruction, ask yourself the following questions:

How do I want to look in and out of my clothes? How much time am I willing to spend recovering from surgery? What physical activities do I participate in that could be affected by surgery to my stomach, back or buttock?

For women interested in receiving a breast reconstruction in Colombia, request a consultation online or call us at (+57) 312 545 5569 in Cartagena and (+1) 305 8481909 in United States to discuss your options.

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