Generally, patients with BRCA1 and BRCA2 can selectively implement breast reconstruction. In particular, there has been a tendency to achieve breast incision in stage 0 ductal carcinoma, even if the condition was presented in its early phase. In this case, incision was carried out with reconstruction to get rid of mental stress.
Reconstruction methods can be classified into the delay type and immediate type according to period and into the autotransplantation and breast implant insertion surgery according to breast materials.
The surgical method is classified into the following 3 steps. The method can be classified into the delay type and immediate type according to the tissue expander insertion period in step 1. In the immediate type, the tissue expander is first inserted during breast incision for implant insertion. In the delay type, the 1st surgery is carried out 6 months after executing the breast cancer surgery.
Reconstruction using self-tissue presents limitations in the reconstructed volume and leaves heavy scarring in the surgical area. Autotransplantation can be classified into 3 types according to the tissue area.
Elastic support bandage must be worn for 2~3 days after surgery and surgical bra must be worn for a month afterward.
Surgery scars may appear red for 2 months but will gradually disappear afterward.
Patients can fully return to their normal life 2 weeks after surgery. Patients must avoid lifting heavy objects or moving their arms excessively for a month after receiving surgery.