Breast Reconstruction After Radiation

Breast Reconstruction After Radiation

What is breast reconstruction after radiation therapy? Usually cancer patients, specifically those women who suffer from breast cancer lost their boobs during mastectomy or cancer treatment process. They needed breast reconstruction surgery badly to re grow their bust. Breast reconstructive surgery is a surgical process which involves the development of women bosom by different ways typically including implant techniques or various therapies. Due to cancer, a fatal disease, the tumor spreads inside the breast area covering the lymph nodes behind the pectoral muscles due to radiation effect that is being used during the cancer treatment. As in most of the cases, cancer is being treated through radioactive rays to eradicate the tumor so, these high intensity rays went down inside the breast tissues resulting in losing the breast. For this problem, breast reconstruction surgery is best suited but it is highly recommended to perform this surgery after radiation therapy so it would lower down the side effects of radioactive rays. Breast reconstruction surgery after radiation is suggested as it decreases the volume in breast. Radiations are very hazardous to body as it leaves severe harmful rays on skin which affects the texture and looks of the boobs. Radiations thus cause the breasts to lose its volume therefore breast reconstruction after radiation is being done. Breast reconstruction is advised by the doctor after half or complete year of cancer radioactive treatment. Why breast reconstruction is necessary? Breast reconstruction is necessary for every woman who has been stressed of losing their breasts during this painful cancer treatment. As breast reconstruction will provide the way for many beneficial aspects in certain ways. It helps the woman to regain the sense of confidence and they can live a happy life once again after reconstructive surgery. How breast reconstruction works? Bosom reconstruction surgery can be done through variety of ways but the most important type is tissue based boobs reconstruction. In this technique, tissue of patient’s own body is taken and injected in the chest for reconstruction. Similar body tissue of person’s own body is suggested as it would not cause reaction and allergy. This tissue can be taken from any part of body usually from abdomen area or the areas which are rich in fats. Procedure is different for every part of body from where tissues have been taken. Tissue based bust reconstruction surgery is thought to be less risky as compared to other implants technique. As for this, tissues are being injected into the boobs muscles thus increasing its capacity to re-grow the bust of cancer patients. This surgery is also considered to be less complicated towards radiation therapy in terms of effectiveness. But in some cases, women who have undergone the severe tumor are less likely to take this surgery technique of tissue transfer so, for that implants are required because of their skinny body texture and probability of being under weight.