New Technique Recovers Breast Sensation after Plastic Surgery
A new technique being studied in Houston now gives hopes for a restoration of breast sensation after breast plastic surgery like mastectomy and breast reconstruction!
Dr. Aldona Spiegel, a board certified plastic surgeon working on Methodist’s Center for Breast Restoration develops an innovative technique for restoring breast sensation. The triggering event for Dr. Spiegel to work on that field was the fact that a patient was burnt because of post op lack of chest sensation!
Dr. Spiegel states “A lot of reconstruction patients comment that their breasts look great but lack sensation,” and promises “In fact, there’s an option for women unhappy about that loss.”
If her technique gets solid proof of effectiveness it will be a huge step considering that more than 110000 women opt for mastectomy, in an annual basis! Actually Dr. Spiegel has already applied her new technique in 200 breast surgeries with really encouraging results.
More specifically Dr. Spiegel works with a specific nerve of the breast area, connecting it around the same location where blood vessels are attached by means of microsurgery! This treatment increases the surgery’s duration (almost 15 minutes) but provides amazing effect in terms of breast sensation restoration! Spiegel comments “Women report a return in sensation as a result of this technique,” and adds “Not to pre-mastectomy levels, but they do feel sensation in the reconstructed breast again.”
Dr. Spiegel is going to publish her study regarding this new technique during the very next months and more stable conclusions will be conducted! The doctor herself warns not all patients present the exact same results, but she is optimistic about the positive effect of her technique! Only time will tell!
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