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Breast Reconstruction in Singapore | Mhplasticsurgery

Breast reconstruction is a common procedure in Singapore because breast cancer is a relatively common cancer in Singapore. In fact, it is the commonest female cancer in Singapore with an incidence of about 1 in 11 women. The annual number of new breast cancer cases in Singapore is more than 1000, and the number of yearly deaths from breast cancer is more than 400. Patients who require breast reconstruction are those who have undergone a mastectomy for breast cancer. A mastectomy is an operation where the breast containing the cancerous growth is surgically removed. In the old days, the nipple, areola, a substantial amount of skin, and sometimes even the underlying pectoralis major muscle were removed as well. Fortunately, with advances in breast health screening, and early breast cancer detection and diagnosis, such radical and mutilating operations are now rarely required. When breast cancer is picked up early and the tumor is small, it can be surgically removed without removing the entire breast. This is known as a lumpectomy. If it turns out that the entire breast needs to be removed, most cancerous tumors can still be removed using mastectomy techniques that preserve the skin of the breast, the nipple areolar complex, or both. This allows the breast surgeon performing the mastectomy to minimize disfigurement to the breast and chest, and simplifies the task of breast reconstruction by the plastic surgeon. The two modern and common techniques of mastectomy are the skin sparing mastectomy and the nipple sparing mastectomy. The skin sparing mastectomy involves removing the breast and the nipple areolar complex, but preserves all the skin. The nipple sparing mastectomy, also known as a subcutaneous mastectomy, involves removal of the breast tissue only, while sparing the nipple areolar complex and all the skin. The choice between these types of mastectomy will depend on a number of factors such as the size of the tumor, its location, and whether the milk ducts close to the nipple are involved. Upon completion of the mastectomy by the breast surgeon, the plastic surgeon then becomes involved, and his job is to reconstruct the breast to make it look as natural as possible and as symmetric as possible with the opposite breast. The breast can be reconstructed using a breast implant, the patient’s own tissues harvested from another part of the body, or both. Each reconstructive option has its pros and cons, and this will be discussed in detail beforehand so that the patient can make a fully informed choice. If the plan was to reconstruct the breast with an implant but a significant amount of skin had to be removed (which is uncommon nowadays), it may be necessary to first expand the skin gradually with a tissue expander over a period of 8 to 10 weeks before replacing the expander with an implant. This is to compensate for the loss of skin by slowly stretching the remaining skin so that it can subsequently accommodate the breast implant. If no skin was removed, i.e. either a skin sparing or nipple sparing mastectomy had been performed, it should be possible to perform an immediate direct to implant reconstruction without the need for an initial period of tissue expansion. If the choice was to reconstruct the breast with the patient’s own tissues, this is often harvested from the back (the latissimus dorsi muscle flap, with or without an overlying piece of skin), or from the patient’s abdomen (the TRAM flap). In certain cases, the reconstruction may be consisted of a combination of implant and the patient’s own tissues. Again, these reconstructions are usually performed immediately after the mastectomy and during the same operation. Whether the reconstruction is implant based or soft tissue based, fat grafting can be useful ancillary tool to fine tune and enhance the result of the reconstruction. Fat grafting involves removing fat cells from other parts of the body using gentle, non-traumatic liposuction technique, purifying the fat, then injecting the purified fat cells carefully and meticulously in small parcels into the areas that need it. Thus, fat grafting allows the plastic surgeon to add volume and tissue thickness to areas that need it in order to optimize breast size and breast shape and make the result look as natural as possible. It can be considered as an “icing on the cake” procedure that provides enhancement and refinement to the overall result. Regardless of the method of reconstruction, with current advanced techniques and the availability of high quality breast implants such as the Motiva Ergonomix implant, it is often possible to fully reconstruct a breast following mastectomy and produce a new and natural looking breast. Apart from restoring volume and shape in the reconstructed breast, we should also pay attention to the issue of symmetry with the opposite breast. If the opposite breast is significantly different from the reconstructed breast in terms of size or shape, it may be necessary to modify the opposite breast accordingly by performing a breast reduction (if the opposite breast is larger), a breast augmentation (if the opposite breast is smaller), or a breast lift (if the opposite breast is sagging). To find out more about breast augmentation services, visit us at mhplasticsurgery.com.sg

DO NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS PROVIDE EFFECTIVE FAT REDUCTION?

People gain weight for many reasons, and often, gain weight can cause stubborn fat to accumulate in areas such as thighs, arms, hips, etc. Even strong exercises and a  stringent diet usually don't more helpful in fat reduction. Fortunately, established plastic surgery Singapore offers innovative procedures to help men and women overcome excess fat and achieve trimmer forms, slimmer. The latest technique removes unwanted fat and increases the body's contours without surgery, scars, or downtime.

Traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves an incision where the tube is inserted in the targeted fat area. Fat is then sucked through the tube. While permanently removing treatment of fat, it can hurt and involve significant surgical trauma.

 

 

 

Nonsurgical fat reduction is sometimes referred to as nonsurgical liposuction, but it is not a liposuction. Nonsurgical fat reduction breaks down selectively fat cells in certain fields and seems to melt fat. Nonsurgical fat reduction procedures include those who use heat, lasers, sound waves or other energy sources to destroy fat cells and remove them from the body as a metabolic product.

Non-surgical procedures offer many benefits:

 

 

  • No incision is needed.
  • Short recovery time.
  • Effective in reducing stubborn fat.
  • Done as a outpatient procedure.
  • A little without downtime and minimal inconvenience.
  • Low risk of post-procedural complications such as infection.
  • Minimal, sad and swollen pain.
  • Let the patient immediately return to normal activities.

 

Here are various types of non-surgical fat reduction procedures available in the practice of MHplasticsurgery:

Evolve Inmode Treatment in plastic surgery Singapore is the option of the formation of a sophisticated non-surgical body of the FDA. It includes a group of treatments that help remove fat and tighten the skin without surgery. Evolve uses radio frequency energy to target excess fat, tighten the skin and reduce cellulite. Evolve is a method of reduction of fat that is convenient because there is no incision or recovery time needed as in a more invasive method. Evolve's has three exclusive non-invasive technologies - tite, trim, and, tones - not painful and does not require downtime and allow for customized care for various types of body.

Body contouring: This non-invasive treatment is considered a permanent fat reduction solution, if you maintain the results with a healthy diet and exercise. It utilizes RF energy to treat cellulite in the stomach, thighs, buttocks, and wings. When melting fat and tighten the skin, so you tend to have a weakness and treatment of post sagging. When done by a skilled surgeon, Body contouring can increase saggy skin and restore younger and chewy appearances.

Liposuction: Liposuction Singapore uses high intensity ultrasound energy to care for and destroy fat cells in the hips, stomach, and other fat-prone areas. It uses a transducer to produce acoustic waves that travel through the network. It penetrates the skin layer and heat and destroy fat in the targeted area without damaging the surrounding tissue. This heats collagen, causes network contractures and prevents loose skin after treatment.

Vaser-liposuction: This is an effective non-surgical procedure that uses ultrasound energy to overcome various fields such as arms, hips, buttocks, thighs, and stomach. It can work with miracles to reduce fat under the skin and increase cellulite. This revolutionary ultrasonic body formation technique helps you achieve the body shape you want by caring for a stubborn fat deposit, reduces cellulite appearance, and restores younger body contours.

People who consider the treatment of non-surgical fat reduction must be remembered that it will be effective in just reducing certain fats. This non-surgical treatment:

 

  • Can reduce fat but has less body contours than liposuction.
  • Only a certain amount of fat can be removed using this treatment.
  • To achieve the desired goal, you can undergo some treatments.
  • These options cannot help people who need to remove considerable fat.

 

If you consider nonsurgical fat reduction treatment, it is very important to choose the practice of Best Plastic Surgeon Singapore accredited plastic operations with Dr. Huang that have expertise in managing them. Schedule consultation with MH plastic surgery to confirm your nomination for care. A Earereinced surgeon will assess your goals and anatomy considerations and provide special care to help you achieve the results you want.

 

 

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