Can I Get My Bosom Fixed After Children?
Magazin Prekvapeni, November 18, 2002
I am 32 and after three children, my bosom is sagging. I would like to get an operation but I am afraid of the cancer issue. My grandma had to have her breast removed, due to cancer, so I am worried I might have inherited the disposition. Do I have to worry about problems after the operation?
Naďa J, Praha
Approximately every tenth woman in our country gets breast cancer; therefore all women should perform a monthly examination of their breasts. If there is a genetic disposition in your family (your grandmother after ablation of her breast), it is possible to consult your gynecologist and arrange for specific examinations ( e.g. mammograph or monograph) or for more frequent check-ups at the mammalogic consultations. The operation has no influence on the occurance of cancer. Modelling surgical operations are performed at plastic surgery clinics under general aenesthesia and according to their demands, they last 1,5 – 2 hours on average. There are many ways to perform this operation. These depend mainly on the original shape and size of the breasts, as well as the desired final shape. In cases that concern only a smaller loosening of skin cover and do not require modification of the gland shape, it is enough to remove the excessive skin around the nipple. After this operation, the scar is only on the outline of the nipple. The volume of the operation and resulting scars get bigger according to the extent of the changes in shape and size. In most cases, the scars are lead around the nipple, perpendicular to the breast crease and along the crease, or anchor-shaped. The first days after the operation, it is neccessary to rest well, to avoid any physical strain, especially with the arms. The suture is removed on the tenth to fourteenth day after the operation. The patient must wear a special elastic bra for at least a month after this operation.