Clinic of Advanced Biological Medicine

The Clinic of Advanced Biological Medicine in Frankfurt am Main aims to boost the immune system, to maintain and improve the quality of life in case of disease, minimize side effects of toxic treatment, to increase chances for recovery as well as to increase life span through the use of effective treatments.
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Breast cancer — Diep-flap plastic reconstruction with own tissues. Treatment abroad

According to statistics, more than 300 thousand women annually undergo surgery to remove the breast cancer. The resulting physical defect causes deep psychological trauma, leads to the development of depression and deterioration of the quality of life. Therefore, to date, breast reconstruction is an important step in rehabilitation of these patients.

Indications and Contraindications

Breast restoration is indicated to women who have had a mastectomy for cancer, fibroadenomatosis, purulent mastitis and other diseases.

The surgery is not performed when the general condition of the patient is grave, she suffers from severe diabetes or chronic cardiovascular pathologies. 

For cancer patients, the contraindications are as follows:

  • appearance of metastasis, 
  • tumor invasion in the chest wall,
  • breast cancer recurrence.

 

For women who are obese or long-term smokers, the possibility of breast reconstruction is considered individually.

Procedure

Plastic surgery can be performed simultaneously with mastectomy or some time afterwards. The latter option is considered preferable if the woman needs postoperative radiation therapy, has an overweight or mild form of diabetes.

The breast reconstruction options are as follows:

  • arthroplasty (installation of silicone implants)
  • autoplasty (lost organ reconstruction with own tissues).

 

There is no "Gold Standard" of reduction mammoplasty. For each patient the technique of intervention is determined individually, taking into account the scope of mastectomy performed, original breast size and overall picture of health.

Upon arthroplasty, the graft is installed under the pectoralis major muscle. In some cases, the breast skin is stretched by pre-installation of temporary expander. After 2 to 6 months, it is replaced by a permanent prosthesis.

Upon autoplasty, the donor tissues (skin-muscle and skin-fat grafts) are taken from the back, abdomen, or buttocks of a woman. This type of surgery is characterized by a more aesthetic result, but requires a high skill of the surgeon.

The last stage of the gland reconstruction is recreation of the nipple-areola complex. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia 3 to 4 months after mammoplasty, when the "shrinkage" of the transplanted tissue is over. For nipple reconstruction, the implants, patient's own skin tissue or medical tattoo is used.

Result

The final evaluation is done 6 to 8 months after the plastics. Some patients may need additional correction to restore the symmetry and improve the appearance of the breast.

The externally reconstructed breast virtually does not differ from the anatomical one. There are scars at the site of skin flap stitching, but they become less noticeable over the next two years. 

Reduction mammoplasty doesn’t affect the development of recurrence or worsening of disease prognosis.

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Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide

10/10 from 32 Votes

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The Breast Center Cologne-Holweide under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Mathias Warm employs a top-class team of experts.


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 18814.00

University Hospital Cologne

8.8/10 from 82 Votes

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The Department and Polyclinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany deals with the diseases of the female sexual and reproductive organs as well as obstetrics.


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 19286.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

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The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics with the Breast Center at the University Hospital Frankfurt offers patients a wide range of medical services. The patients with general gynecological, mammological diseases and infertility are treated here. The Department provides obstetric services as well. .


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 21889.00

University Hospital Tubingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

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The Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Tubingen is the department of maximum care. All diseases of gynecology and obstetrics can be diagnosed and treated here.


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Tuebingen

Price 22069.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

8.9/10 from 41 Votes

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The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics comprises such fields as general gynecology and gynecological oncology, obstetrics and perinatal medicine. The Department occupies a top position nationwide in its specialization. The Department is focused on gynecological oncology, breast cancer and urogynecology.


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 19116.00

University Hospital rechts der Isar der TU München

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

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The Department of Gynecology at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar consists of the Department of Gynecology and a Medical Centre for Mothers and Children with a Department of Antenatal Care and Obstetrics as well as an integrated newborn intensive care unit.


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 18994.00

Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich

8.9/10 from 40 Votes

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Having a long tradition, the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics is a recognised medical institution in the center of Munich for almost 100 years.


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 22193.00

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

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The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen has a placed emphasis on the following tasks and areas: general and operative gynecology, Pelvic base Center/Urogynecologist, Breast Center, obstetrics, gynecological oncology, endometriosis, myomas.


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 16099.00

University Hospital Münster

9.4/10 from 78 Votes

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The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Münster is a leading department of maximum medical care in its specialization in Münster and Westphalen region.


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

Price 22123.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

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The Department of Gynecology and Breast Center at the University Hospital Charité Berlin is located at the Charité Campuses Benjamin Franklin, Vichow-Klinikum and Mitte.


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 26875.00

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

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MUH breast center is the central institution for diagnostics and treatment of breast diseases. A particular attention is paid to breast cancer. We offer the concept of holistic care to women, as well as men with breast cancer.


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Price 19238.00

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10 from 78 Votes

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The Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) covers all fields of conservative and surgical gynecology. There function a few specialized interdisciplinary centers within the Department: the Gynecology Center, the Breast Center and the Pelvic Floor Center.


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Halle

Price 18787.00

Gummersbach District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

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The Breast Center was founded at the Klinikum Oberberg in Gummersbach to provide a comprehensive treatment for the patients with breast cancer.


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

Price 16141.00

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf is to support women during pregnancy and the perinatal period. The Department focuses on monitoring of the pregnant women in a high risk group.


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

Price 22387.00

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10 from 92 Votes

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The Department of Gynecology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf covers all fields of gynecology, including gynecological oncology, surgical and conservative gynecology, urogynecology and endocrinology.


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

Price 22477.00

Städtisches Klinikum Harlaching

9.2/10 from 32 Votes

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The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Harlaching cares for women with gynecological diseases and during pregnancy and birth. The department sticks to a gentle, safe, family-oriented obstetrics without unnecessary technology.


Duration 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 17191.00