7 Types of Breast Surgeries That You Should Know2 min read
Breast Reduction Surgery For Gigantomastia: Many women have large breasts. Oversized breasts have several secondary health problems associated with it. It hampers the blood circulation to the heart and lungs, abrasion of the skin of the chest and the lower breast, improper fit of clothes and finally some psychological impacts too. So, by Breast Reduction Surgery, surgery is done to reduce and resize the breasts to bring them into a new shape. It reshapes the breast mound using a skin and breast tissue, pedicle, Breast reduction surgery is not only done to alleviate the health issues, but it also gives new aesthetic sense to women.
Augmentation Mammoplasty: Breast Augmentation is done basically to give an aesthetic sense to breasts. There are several techniques involved in it. Generally, 3 techniques are used for breast augmentation.
- Saline Implants
- Silicone Implants
- Alternative-Composition Implants
Breast Augmentation has no functional side-effects on breasts. It generally takes 4-6 weeks to heal.
Mastectomy: Mastectomy is done especially on breast cancer patients. Generally, mastectomy is done only when there is no option left to treat the cancer cells. After a mastectomy, prosthetic breasts and nipple prostheses can be used to help patient gain emotional and psychological strength.
There Are Generally Different Types Of Mastectomy.
Simple Mastectomy is done on Women with large areas of duct carcinoma. Simple Mastectomy is also called total mastectomy.
Radical Mastectomy is done to remove invasive cancer for prevention. In this surgery, lymph nodes are examined before surgery.
Radical Mastectomy is done only when the cancer tissue starts affecting the chest muscles. But this form of mastectomy is less preferred nowadays, due to its less effectiveness.
In a partial mastectomy, only a part of the breast is removed. In this type of surgery, more tissues are removed than lumpectomy.
Lumpectomy: A lumpectomy is an alternative option to mastectomy. It is a way to remove only the large tissue of the breasts carrying cancer. In this case, complete removal of breasts is not necessary and only the portion of the breast is removed.
Breast-Conserving Surgery: Breast-Conserving Surgery is an alternative to the Mastectomy. In this case cancer cells are removed through radiation and chemotherapy. Generally, patients diagnosed with 1st and 2nd stage of cancer are performed with breast-conserving surgery.
Mastopexy: It is the procedure to uplift the saggy breasts on the chest of the women. It is specially done to improve the aesthetic beauty.
Microdochectomy: It is the removal of lactiferous ducts. This is done when nipples start discharging fluids that are coming from ducts. This is the earliest stage of cancer.