Breast reconstruction consists of restoring the volume and appearance (shape, areola, nipple) of a breast from which part or all of the tissue has been removed, usually after removal of a tumour.
Breast reconstruction is done in several stages, the first of which is to restore the volume of the breast. There are different techniques (expansion, placement of a prosthesis, removal of muscle and/or fat and/or skin tissue), the choice of which depends on many parameters.
The second stage is the reconstruction of the areola and nipple. Finally, surgery on the other breast may also be performed to ensure the best possible symmetry.
In general, a breast reconstruction is performed in a hospital setting, due to the complexity of the procedure and the social security intervention. Only small aesthetic corrections (scars, …) can be performed in a day hospital or private clinic.
However, within the framework of a global care, our specialist surgeons remain at your disposal to discuss treatment possibilities within their respective hospitals.