Purpose: To correct breast deformity
Length of operation: 1-3 hrs
Anaesthesia: General anaesthetic
Inpatient stay: 2-3 days
Followup: 1 week, 3 months, 6months and 1 year
Time ofF work: 2-3 weeks
Recovery: 4 weeks
Risks: Infection, bleeding, implant related issues, asymmetry, deep vein thrombosis
Breast asymmetry and tubular breast deformity is a common problem. It is typically seen during breast development at puberty and will manifest as misshapen or poorly developed breasts. The problem can be on one or both sides. In some patients the lack of breast development can also be associated with similar problems of the underlying muscle and the chest wall. This may be combined with fused or shorter fingers and is then termed as Poland’s syndrome.
Mr Sanjay Azad has a particular interest in this rather complex area of breast reconstructive surgery. There is no ‘ one size fits all’ approach, as each patient is very different and needs a detailed, individualized plan. There are numerous options including:
- Implant based reconstruction(one stage or two stage)
- Fat transfer
- Breast augmentation
- Breast reduction
- Chest wall reconstruction especially for ribs and sternal problems
- Custom made prosthetic devices
- Back muscle flap reconstruction
- Tummy tissue flap reconstruction
- Buttock tissue flap reconstruction
Mr Sanjay Azad will discuss with you in detail the procedure which best suits your problem. It is also useful to discuss the matter in a second consultation to make sure that you have covered all aspects of concern. Frequently Dr Sanjay Azad will direct you to a breast reconstructive nurse who can elucidate matters further for yourself. Detailed information on the procedure suitable for yourself is given in the relevant sections of the website.
You must remember that the reconstructive journey to get to a satisfactory end result can take upto two years and multiple procedures.