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Breast Reconstruction

Following a mastecomy, some women may lose confidence and a decreased sense of femininity owing to a lack of fullness in the breast. For many, breast reconstruction provides a corrective procedure that can restore the body to its previous shape, taking into account preferences and desired appearance, in turn bringing confidence and a sense of self back to the patient. The procedure that is best for you will vary depending on the results you desire, your particular situation and other mental and physical determinations - all of which will be discussed with our highly experienced plastic surgeon.

Approx. recovery time
4-6 weeks

1

Consultation

Book a 1 hour consultation with Dr. Andreas Androulakakis.

2

Procedure

On the day the procedure takes approx. 2-4 hour.

3

Aftercare

Read about our bespoke aftercare and meet the nurses.

About

Breast reconstruction with a latissimus dorsi flap is a surgical procedure that uses a flap of muscle and tissue from the latissimus dorsi muscle in the back to reconstruct a breast mound following mastectomy or other breast cancer treatments.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

During the surgery, the latissimus dorsi muscle is accessed through an incision made in the back. The muscle is carefully separated from the surrounding tissues and then rotated to the front of the chest along with its overlying skin and fat to create a new breast mound. The blood supply to the flap is preserved by connecting it to blood vessels in the chest using microsurgical techniques.

Dr. Andreas Androulakakis and DR. THEODORE NADIDIS

M.D Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetic and Reconstructive

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon MBBS, BSc (Hons), MPhil (Cantab), FRCS (Plast)

Dr. Andreas Androulakakis stands at the helm of Galen. His founding vision for a centre of holistic health is rooted in the belief that wellbeing comes from full enjoyment of the human experience as much as it benefits from medical science.

Theodore works as a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the renowned Royal Marsden Hospital in London. He graduated with distinction from University College London Medical School in 2003 and completed his higher plastic surgery training in London, with specialist fellowships at the Royal Marsden and Queen Victoria Hospitals.