Today is celebrated World Breast Cancer Day, a pathology that affects one in every twelve women in our country. The good news is that there have been remarkable advances in plastic surgery that, as Dr. Jaume Masià, president of the Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SECPRE), allows for a comprehensive and definitive breast reconstruction, which improves significantly the quality of life of the patients.

With the TBAR technique (acronym in English of Total Breast Anatomy Restoration) it is possible to restore all the anatomical alterations caused by the surgical treatment of breast cancer, correcting the morphological and functional sequelae that originate oncological surgery.

TBAR reduces the sequelae suffered by women undergoing surgical removal of the breast, and improves the prognosis of the disease by decreasing the risk of suffering lymphedema

TBAR uses the DIEP technique, which uses excess skin and fat from the patient's abdomen to reconstruct the amputated breast. If an axillary emptying has also been performed, it is necessary to restore the function of the ganglia resected, and for this we proceed with a transfer of lymph nodes from the superficial epigastric system to the axilla, which are connected to the lymphatic network of the arm.

This treatment, according to the expert, significantly reduces the sequelae suffered by women undergoing surgical removal of the breast to treat cancer and, in addition, improves the prognosis of the disease because it reduces the risk of suffering a lymphedema, and favors its recovery, improving its long-term expectations.

Source: Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SECPRE)

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