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Beautiful breasts restoring with professionalism

Breast Correction

Detailed correction that heals the wounds of the heart

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  • #AsymmetryCorrection
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What are breast cancer and mastectomy?

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant tumor grows within and spreads from the breasts—common in women in their 40s. Breast cancer is more prevalent in women who have had an early first menstrual period, have never been pregnant, or have never breastfed. If discovered early, many cases of breast cancer can be treated with radiation therapy or partial mastectomy. However, in attempting to prevent cancer from spreading to other areas, mastectomy involves removing more than half of the breasts. At this point, most breast tissues—including nipples, areola, and skin—are removed, causing depression or feeling of loss even after the surgery.

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Breast reconstruction may represent a second chance at life

In general, the candidates for breast reconstruction are patients who have undergone mastectomy because of breast cancer. In the past, patients were content with having stopped the progression of cancer at the cost of their breasts, but in the recent years, there has been a growing trend of women considering breast reconstruction surgery to regain the femininity and confidence that has been lost to cancer.

BANOBAGI’s specialized breast reconstruction does not stop at simple aesthetic improvement. We aim to give our patients self-confidence and a positive outlook on life.

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What is breast reconstruction?

It is a surgical procedure that restores the breasts lost to mastectomy.

  • Mastectomy for breast cancer treatment

    Mastectomy for breast cancer treatment

  • Breast reconstruction

    Breast reconstruction

  • Aesthetic satisfaction

    Aesthetic satisfaction

  • Restored positive outlook and feminine confidence

    Restored positive outlook and feminine confidence

Breast reconstruction must be attempted only after breast cancer treatment has sufficiently progressed

Breast reconstructive surgery comes in two stages. Stage 1 surgery is carried out at the time of mastectomy, and stage 2 surgery happens roughly six months after mastectomy.

Stage 1 surgery is relatively convenient because two surgeries are being conducted at a single occasion, and it does not give the patient a sense of loss. However, the skin may harden during the cancer treatment following the mastectomy, and this makes recurrences harder to discover and re-surgeries more difficult.

Therefore, unless it is a special case, it is better to wait six months after mastectomy—to fully identify any recurrent cancer or metastasis—and receive stage 2 reconstruction surgery.

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Period of Breast Reconstruction
Stage 1 Reconstruction
  • Operation Time
    At the time of mastectomy with the surgery to removes breast cancer tissues
  • Operation Advantages
    No stress from breast loss
    Lower psychological and financial cost through single surgery
Stage 2 Reconstruction (Recommended Period)
  • Operation Time
    End of treatment after breast cancer surgery and progress after recurrence or metastasis
  • Operation Advantages
    No risk of re-surgery or complications as operation will be done after the treatments. Satisfaction of breast reconstruction is possible. Almost no side effects, because of the surgery taking place after sufficient skin tissue healing. If necessary, fine correction procedures such as svf cell fat transplantation are possible.

Our years of knowledge and experience in breast surgery can find the best-suited option for you

With the advancement of medical technology, various breast reconstruction techniques are being researched. Through our vast experiences in breast surgery and continuous improvement in our techniques, BANOBAGI aims to offer all of the existing methods of breast reconstruction. This allows us to give you the surgery that is best suited for your conditions and wants, and, in turn, leads to more satisfactory results.

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How we use Implants

With the advancement of medical technology, various breast reconstruction techniques are being researched. Through our vast experience in breast surgery and continuous improvement in our techniques, BANOBAGI aims to offer all of the existing methods of breast reconstruction. This allows us to give you the surgery that is best suited for your conditions and wants, and, in turn, leads to more satisfactory results.

  • Implant Insertion
    Implant Insertion

    This is appropriate for women who retain some breast skin and tissues after mastectomy and whose breasts were not very large to begin with. The implant is inserted using the incision point made during the mastectomy, which means that there is no additional scarring, and the recovery is relatively quick. Another advantage is that this makes recurrent cancer easier to discover.

  • Implant insertion after tissue expansion
    Implant insertion after tissue expansion

    This method uses a tissue expander, which slowly injects saline solution into the breasts over three to four months to create space for the implants before the insertion. The process does not interfere with the patient’s daily life, allows for the reconstruction of larger breasts, and anticipate more natural-looking results.

Using Autologous Tissues

This method uses tissues from the patient’s own body and can reconstruct the breasts without the worries of complications or transplant rejection. The downside is that the surgeries are more complicated, require a longer recovery period, have a chance of necrosis in transplanted tissues, and can cause scarring in body parts other than the breasts: this can be stressful for both the surgeon and the patient.

  • Abdominal Tissue Transplant
    Abdominal Tissue Transplant

    It is a method of reconstructing the breast by implanting tissues from rectus abdominis muscle, abdominal muscles and fat. The key is to ensure that the blood vessels in the transplanted tissues stay intact, and this is a better option for women who have a certain amount of body fat than those who are skinny. As the procedure removes the abdominal fat and reconstructs the breasts at the same time, it can address body-type problems such as obesity.

  • Back Tissue Transplant
    Back Tissue Transplant

    It is a method to reconstruct the breast by transplanting the back muscles and the surrounding tissues, which are considered relatively large muscles in the human body. However, the volume is smaller than the abdominal tissue, it is difficult to give enough volume itself. In this case, the implants will be used together to size the breast.

  • Buttocks Tissue Transplant
    Buttocks Tissue Transplant

    This can be attempted if either of the abdominal or the back tissues are unavailable. Female buttocks store more fat than that of a male, and this may provide an abundance of necessary tissues to reconstruct the breasts. However, it is difficult to maintain the transplanted tissues’ blood vessels, and this approach has a relatively high chance of failure.

As asymmetry in breasts is natural, the degree of asymmetry must be checked to determine the correction.

Breast asymmetry is most often determined by an unbalanced development of the breast during secondary sexual characteristics. Acquired causes include pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, which are constantly affected by hormones.

As with all natural objects without perfect symmetry, no wonder that the breast is slightly different on both sides. Therefore, if the asymmetry is small enough to feel only an individual, it does not need to be corrected surgically. But if it is severe that it affects daily life or even affects psychologically, it can be corrected through surgical options.

  • Congenitally uneven growth
  • Strong hormone change from pregnancy, childbirth, etc.
  • Continued stimulus, such as single-breast breastfeeding
Asymmetrical Breasts

The cause of asymmetry must be properly grasped

Breast asymmetry can be properly corrected only if the cause is properly grasped. Even if the breast is the same size, it may look different due to muscle elasticity, position of the breasts, or asymmetry in other parts of the body.

BANOBAGI finds the cause of breast asymmetry through various examinations (e.g., high-precision sizing, internal tissue exams, etc.) and consultation, and plan the surgery based on objective data. Therefore, our surgeries leave less margin for error and give you a almost complete balanced set of breasts.

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Detailed breast asymmetry diagnosis and consultation
  • Understanding the cause of breast asymmetry through various equipment’s

    Understanding the cause of breast asymmetry through various equipment’s

  • Determine the direction of improvement through in-depth consultation

    Determine the direction of improvement through in-depth consultation

  • Balanced breast asymmetry surgical plans with little margin for error

    Balanced breast asymmetry surgical plans with little margin for error

More precise correction through experiences and skills

Breast asymmetry correction begins with determining which breast will be the standard. Once the standard has been chosen, the other breast is enlarged or reduced to create symmetry. Therefore, it is important to find a specialist surgeon who is proficient in both breast enlargement and reduction.

With our years of experience, accumulated since the year 2000, BANOBAGI offers almost every type of breast surgery.

Our surgeons are proficient in both breast augmentation and reduction, along with various different surgical methods with implants. In addition, we can also control symmetry relatively finely through svf cell fat transplant or lifting. This allows us to provide our patients with a surgery that meets their conditions and needs: resulting in more natural-looking and satisfying breasts.

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BANOBAGI’s more effective breast asymmetry correction

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