New surgical technique in breast reconstruction

by Hisham Fansa

In previous breast reconstruction techniques, it was not possible to preserve the nipple and areola in some patients because the cancer reached too close to the nipple. In the technique presented here, it is now oncologically safe to verify during surgery that there is no cancer left on the nipple. The nipple is then placed as a free graft on the reconstructed breast. Thus, the nipple is preserved, but has slightly less sensitivity than before. This technique had long been forgotten, and has now been reintroduced renewed and technically modified by Prof. Fansa. The advantages are clear: patients keep their nipple and areola and fewer follow-up procedures are necessary. Read the publication in the renowned (peer reviewed) Journal of Personalized Medicine or the abstract here.