Breast Reconstruction in Vienna

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Premium Health Solutions - Austria

Premium Health Solutions - Austria, located in Heiligenstaedter Str, Vienna, Austria offers patients Breast Reconstruction procedures among its total of 54 available procedures, across 18 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Breast Reconstruction procedures at Premium Health Solutions - Austria, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Univ Prof Dr Edvin Turkof

Univ Prof Dr Edvin Turkof, located in Heiligenstaedter Str, Vienna, Austria offers patients Breast Reconstruction procedures among its total of 15 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Breast Reconstruction procedures at Univ Prof Dr Edvin Turkof, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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    What you need to know about Breast Reconstruction in Vienna

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    Breast reconstruction is a reconstructive procedure to reform or reshape the breast(s) after a mastectomy or lumpectomy. A mastectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the entire breast, usually including the nipple and areola, in order to treat or prevent breast cancer, while a lumpectomy is the removal of a piece of the breast where there is a smaller tumor. This reconstruction process can help a woman find her self-confidence again and feel better during her cancer recovery.

    Breast reconstruction can be performed right after breast cancer surgery (immediate reconstruction) or months or years later (delayed reconstruction). The procedure might be performed to reconstruct both breasts or to replace/reshape one breast to match the other.

    There are two main types of breast reconstruction: flap reconstruction (autologous/skin flap surgery) and tissue expander (implants/prosthetics). There are many factors that determine what kind of breast reconstruction surgery would best suit an individual, such as your body type, the type of mastectomy, and the cancer treatments you had.

    What does a Breast Reconstruction Procedure Involve?

    The procedure for flap reconstruction and tissue expander differs from each other. Both begin with anesthetizing the patient so that she may not suffer from pain and discomfort during the surgery. After this, the procedures go as follows:

    • Flap reconstruction: in this technique, a tissue flap is taken from a donor site of your body, such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, or back. The flap is grafted at the place of your breasts. Its blood supply can be taken from the donor site, or it can be cut off from there, and a new supply is established. In both cases, the nutrition of the flap is not disturbed. Stitches are applied, drainage tubes are inserted to drain excess fluid or blood from the site, and bandages are applied over it.

    • A tissue expander (breast implant): this is the most common technique used worldwide. A synthetic implant is inserted under the pectoralis major muscle. Silicone implants are most commonly used. Animal dermal grafts are used to cover the site to give it a more aesthetic appearance. Within a few months, saline solution is injected to expand the tissue until it reaches the appropriate size.

    Following these surgeries, other procedures can be carried out to reconstruct a nipple. A nipple prosthesis is used to restore the normal physical appearance of your breasts.

    MyMediTravel currently lists 2 facilities in Vienna offering Breast Reconstruction procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Breast Reconstruction can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on photos and an in-person assessment with the specialist. For a personalized quote Click Here to submit your details

    How Long Should I Stay in Vienna for a Breast Reconstruction Procedure?

    The actual procedure and time needed in the operation theatre differ for the two types of breast reconstructive surgeries mentioned above, with the breast implant procedure taking less time as compared to flap reconstruction. One or two days of stay in the hospital is needed after tissue expander surgery. While after flap reconstruction, you might need two or three days stay at the hospital. Follow-ups are needed for both of these procedure. You should stay in Vienna for at least 14 days after the surgery. During this period, your health condition is monitored, stitches and drainage tubes are removed and you can go home when allowed by your physician.

    What's the Recovery Time for Breast Reconstruction Procedures in Vienna?

    Your period of recovery depends upon the type of reconstructive surgery you have. A couple of weeks are needed by most of the women to recover. There is swelling and soreness around the site in the first week. This continues to reduce and ultimately, after 8 weeks you should start to see signs of a full recovery. Medicines are given to relieve pain and discomfort. You will need to take 2-3 weeks off work. On average, 3-4 weeks are needed to recover from tissue expander surgery and 4-6 weeks for flap reconstructive surgery. Wear surgical bras to support your reconstructed breasts while you are recovering. Regular activities can be restarted after 2 months. Almost 1-2 years are required to get the proper shape and for the scars to fade away.

    What sort of Aftercare is Required for Breast Reconstruction Procedures in Vienna?

    The following points should be considered post-operation:

    • Follow the instructions given by your doctor and take your medicines as and when prescribed.
    • Consult a nutritionist for a diet plan. A healthy diet helps you recover faster.
    • Do not wear a padded or underwire bra until allowed by your doctor.
    • Use surgical bras in the early few days after the surgery.
    • Avoid excessive unnecessary movement of your breasts.
    • Do not lift heavy objects and children - it could stretch on your stitches.
    • Change your bandage whenever it gets dirty. Germs can cause infection.
    • Do not take a bath when the bandages are still intact. A wet bandage can also be the cause of infection.
    • Abstain from sexual activity for at least 6 weeks.
    • Take rest - give yourself time to recover.

    What's the Success Rate of Breast Reconstruction Procedures in Vienna?

    Breast reconstruction surgery has a high success rate, with complications usually only occurring in case of infection or a blood clot formation. According to a study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the success rate is found to be 98% in the case of flap reconstruction surgery. While for tissue expander surgery has a success rate within the region of 94-96%. Owing to its tremendous success rate, the percentage of women going through the surgery is increasing day by day.

    It's important to remember, however, that any surgical procedure come with risks and side effects. These may include infection at the surgery site, itching, pain and discomfort, tingling, numbness, or fluid collection under the wound. If you see any fluid leaking from incision sites, experience increased pain or swelling, notice a change in color in the scar area or the breast, or you have a fever above 100° Fahrenheit/37.7° Celcius, be sure to contact your doctor right away.

    For an in-depth analysis of the Tissue Expander process, watch this short video.

    Are there Alternatives to Breast Reconstruction Procedures in Vienna?

    Surgery should never be the first option. Other options should always be considered before opting for it. Following are some alternatives to breast reconstruction surgery:

    • Breast prosthetics: prosthetic breasts can be worn inside your bras or they can be attached to your body. They give the appearance of natural breasts.
    • Padded bras: these are not as uncomfortable as prosthetic breasts. They give you a perfect body posture without going through the surgery.
    • Go flat: you can embrace your freedom. Accept yourself as you are. No need to wear padded bras or prosthetic breasts. No need to go through surgery.

    Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 12/01/2023.

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