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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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Mammology: Breast cancer — Diep-flap plastic reconstruction with own tissues. Treatment

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

Breast Center

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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
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University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics

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


Duration: 14 days
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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

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The Breast Center together with the St. Catherine's Hospital in Frechen make up one of the largest University Breast Centers in Germany.


Duration: 14 days
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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

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The Department of Gynecology and the Breast Center at the University Hospital Charite treat all gynecologic cancers, endometriosis, urinary incontinence, organ prolapse, as well as offer services in the field of chemotherapy, anti-hormone therapy, immunotherapy and mammology.


Duration: 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from 40 Votes

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics is one of the best gynecological clinics in Munich. Women are offered highly professional medical care and care in any area of gynecology and obstetrics.


Duration: 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

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
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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

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The Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Mammology ranks among the top German departments specializing in obstetrics and breast cancer treatment! The department offers patients a wide range of medical services. It treats patients with general gynecological, mammological diseases and infertility.


Duration: 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

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The Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics, Mammalogy and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence is a competent medical institution that provides first-class medical care to patients with any clinical pictures related to a woman's health. Medical care is provided both in outpatient and inpatient settings.


Duration: 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

7.4/10 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
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Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

10/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Mammology

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The Department of Mammology offers the full range of medical services in this field. Of particular interest for the department is the diagnostics and treatment of breast cancer.


Duration: 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Hirslanden Clinic Aarau

9.2/10 from 15 Votes

Breast Center

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The Breast Center offers its patients with different services, a personal and professional support throughout the diagnostic, treatment and follow-up course.


Duration: 14 days
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Hirslanden Clinic St. Anna Lucerne

9/10 from 3 Votes

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At the Breast Center of St. Anna Clinic all diseases of the breast are being diagnosed and treated according to the latest standards of the guidelines of the European Society for Senology.


Duration: 14 days
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Klinik im Park Zurich

8.9/10 from 21 Votes

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The Breast Centre of the Hirslanden Klinik Im Park, Zurich treats all breast-related issues. This includes early diagnosis of breast cancer, prevention and in-depth clarification and treatment of disorders of the breast by highly-trained specialists.


Duration: 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Hirslanden Clinic Stephanshorn St. Gallen

8.9/10 from 19 Votes

Breast Center

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Today, breast cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed diseases. Menopause, which usually starts after the age of 50, increases the risk for a woman to learn about this diagnosis. Early diagnosis of breast cancer is the key to effective treatment and return to normal life.


Duration: 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Hirslanden Andreasclinic Cham Zug Cham

8.9/10 from 46 Votes

Breast Center

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Breast Center in Andreas Clinic Cham Zug sees itself as a provider of inpatient and outpatient services for the treatment of breast disease. It offers patients a personal and competent support throughout the diagnostic, treatment and follow-up course.


Duration: 14 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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University Hospital Muenster

8.8/10 from 78 Votes

Breast Center

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The Breast Center Muenster is a cooperative university center, which provides interdisciplinary diagnosis in early stages, treatment and care of both male and female patients. There is offered a complex and professional medical care of patients with observance of their autonomy.


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