Virginia (VA) Breast Reconstruction

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Breast Reconstruction Procedure

This procedure is designed for women who underwent breast amputation after breast cancer or other conditions. Newer techniques allow the surgeon to create a breast which is very similar to the natural one. The reconstruction can be done during the amputation procedure, or a few months or even a year afterwards.

There are a number of implants: the most widely used are silicon implants which have silicon surface and filling. They come in different sizes and shapes.

Becker implants are made of a thick silicon surface (35%-50%) and a solution filling. The advantage of this implant is the ability to adjust its shape to the woman`s body. It can also serve as a skin stretcher. There are also implants with a thin silicon surface and a solution filling, which are less used.

The operation can be divided into 2 main categories: (a) a stretcher is inserted, then replaced with an implant; (b) the reconstruction is made from another body tissue.

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The most common reconstruction is performed with a stretcher and an implant. After amputation a balloon (stretcher) is inserted under the skin and chest muscles. It has a special valve which can be filled from outside. The implant is being filled gradually with a special solution, until the skin has sufficiently stretched for inserting the implant. It takes another 3-6 months until the breast has acquired its final shape, then the nipple can be reconstructed as well.

Becker implants: sometimes during amputation the skin can be preserved. That would eliminate the need for a stretcher, and a permanent implant (Becker) can be inserted right away.

The breast can also be reconstructed with body tissue from areas with extra skin and fat, like the tummy, buttocks and back. The tissue being removed is called "a flap". Common sites to acquire the flap are the lower tummy and the lotissimus dorsi muscle from the back.

Virginia breast reconstruction - News update:

Objectives  To elucidate the rate of missense mutations in the SCN9A gene (which encodes sodium channel Nav1.7) (OMIM 603415) among patients with primary erythermalgia and to examine the possibility that other sodium channels can cause the disease.

Design  Case series.

Setting  Department of Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Participants  Six patients with sporadic and 9 with unique familial primary erythermalgia.

Interventions  Questionnaire to determine clinical profile and sequencing of all coding exons from SCN9A and those of SCN10A (OMIM 604427) and SCN11A (OMIM 604385) in 2 selected cases with a clear family history of the disease.

Main Outcome Measures  Detection of SCN9A mutation.

Results  We identified 1 patient with an SCN9A mutation. This mutation (I848T) has been associated with primary erythermalgia. Sequencing of 2 other candidate genes did not show mutations in 2 patients with familial primary erythermalgia.

Conclusions  The Nav1.7 voltage-gated sodium channels are related to syndromes of altered nociception. We detected a low SCN9A mutation rate in patients with primary erythermalgia, suggesting that pain syndromes in the skin may have a polygenic basis.


This procedure can be complicated due to implant infection, a contraction of a surface of an implant, silicon leaks and anesthetic complications.

You`ll need to stay in hospital 2-7 days after the surgery, while you may feel pain and weakness for a week or two. Complete recovery may take up to 6 weeks, depending on the surgery. You may have an unusual sensation in the breast that would usually disappear over time. In most cases there could be a slight asymmetry between the breasts, however, most women report a significant improvement in their social life and self esteem.

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What are the benefits of Breast Reconstruction surgery?
Breast reconstruction has many emotional and psychological benefits in addition to physical benefits. After mastectomy, a woman loses her breasts which actually form a part of her identity. Though this breast procedure, a woman’s breasts can be restored thus giving her a feeling of being complete and whole. The doctors in Virginia(VA) who perform this surgery should conduct this procedure in an aesthetic manner that puts patients at ease during the entire procedure.

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