Breast Reconstruction Surgery in Málaga
After the removal of the breast due to oncological reasons or after experiencing an accident, a breast reconstruction process is performed. This can be done in three different ways: skin expansion of the mastectomized chest, flaps that provide tissue to the breast being reconstructed, or the transfer of the patient’s own fat through lipofilling or lipotransfer. All these procedures can be combined. The choice of one or another method will depend on the characteristics of the skin, the mastectomized chest, and the patient’s preferences.
Dr. Javier Collado, after a thorough examination, will explain in detail which alternative best suits your characteristics. The ultimate goal will always be to achieve the highest possible symmetry between both breasts, so in many cases, an intervention on the healthy breast will be necessary, either to enhance, lift, or reduce it.
Breast reconstruction specialists.
Here are some health benefits for patients who opt for breast reconstruction:
- Excellent results, regardless of the patient's age.
- Enhancement of breast aesthetics.
- Improved patient self-esteem.
- Scars are barely noticeable to the patient.
In this procedure, a non-permanent implant is placed in the area where the mammary gland used to be. After the wounds have healed, expansion or filling begins, usually done in 3 or 4 sessions. Once the desired volume is reached, the implant is replaced with a permanent one. To carry out this type of reconstruction, quality skin tissue is essential, preferably non-irradiated, to serve as a foundation for the expander; otherwise, there’s a risk of failure.
There are three areas from which healthy tissue can be harvested for breast reconstruction: the back, abdomen, or buttocks.
This is also known as the latissimus dorsi flap, which involves moving this muscle from the back to the chest. It usually needs to be paired with an expander, as this method provides quality skin for reconstruction. However, it often doesn’t provide sufficient volume, so a breast implant may also be needed.
Known as the DIEP flap, this procedure transplants excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen to the breast being reconstructed. It’s the preferred technique when abdominal tissue is available, but it requires an experienced surgeon, as it involves suturing blood vessels of 1 to 2 mm thickness under microscopic vision. The result is an aesthetic improvement of the abdomen, similar to an abdominoplasty, and a reconstructed breast with sufficient volume that may not require an implant.
This would be the second-choice technique, only if the DIEP flap is unavailable.
Very happy with the result. Javier and his entire team are excellent professionals. Furthermore, the treatment has been unbeatable and very close from the first moment. I had many doubts about whether to have surgery or not and I have to say that I regret not having done it sooner, since the result is fantastic and I have not had any pain. I had a rhinoplasty, I definitely recommend it 100%.
Dr. Collado has restored my happiness. He has blessed hands and what he touches he turns into beauty. Thank you doctor for giving me back the desire to fight, I loved your work. When I look in the mirror, I am very happy. Thank you.
A month ago Javier changed my life, he performed a mastopexy on me and I am the happiest.
As soon as you meet him you know that he is the one who has to operate on you.
Without a doubt, Javier has impressive hands as a surgeon. My experience has been very positive due to the care and advice before the operation. I will always recommend you.
I had a mastopexy on January 10 and I am very happy with the result. They were perfect, since my chest was quite bad, which is why I value the work done by Dr. Javier Collado much more. He is kind and sincere, and treated me very closely. I am very satisfied with the result and with my choice of surgeon. Thank you!
I had a breast augmentation with a prosthesis almost 3 years ago at Quirón Marbella. To date it has been the best decision I have made. My surgery was great. Doctor Javier Collado is very professional. The result exceeded my expectations!
🙏🏽 Thank you always doctor. I have no hesitation in returning to him for any future breast surgery.
Now that it has been a year since I had my nose done with Javier Collado, I can say that he is an excellent surgeon (10/10). The first months after the surgery everything was very swollen, especially the tip, but now that a year has passed and I can really see the result, the tip is perfect, the septum perfect. Plus, the size of the nose fits my face perfectly. It’s exactly what I wanted. All perfect. Thank you very much Javier.
On the 17th, I underwent an abdominoplasty with Javier Collado and my dreams have come true. I wish to thank him for his professionalism and for being so humane. I would recommend him to everyone.
I decided to put myself in the hands of Dr. Javier Collado because of the confidence he emitted from the first moment. In 2016, I had an abdominoplasty and, in 2017, a mastopexy with prosthesis and a thigh lift. The results have once again been excellent.
I visited at least 10 surgeons before deciding and just from speaking with Javier, I knew I wouldn’t make a mistake by putting myself in his hands. I had breast augmentation surgery 16 days ago and… I’m delighted! I am having a very good post-operative period and I love the result.
I only visited, with him, 3 surgeons. However, when I went to his consultation with my husband, we were captivated by his sincerity and kindness. I have only had the operation for 5 days, the postoperative period is going very well with a breast reconstruction with implants and an abdominoplasty that has exceeded my expectations.
It’s been three days since Doctor Collado operated on my chest and I’m super happy! Thank you.