Salisbury Foundation Trust is a regional centre for complex, microvascular breast reconstruction following, or simultaneously with, resection for cancer or for individuals with a genetic mutation diagnosis.
Breast reconstruction can be performed at the same time as a mastectomy (removal of the breast tissue), as an immediate reconstruction, or after mastectomy as a delayed procedure for breast cancer. For those patients who have a genetic mutation such as the BRCA gene may opt for risk reducing mastectomies and immediate reconstruction. It may also be carried out for a congenital disorder such as Poland’s syndrome. Radiotherapy causes skin to become tighter and less elastic and may affect your choice of reconstruction, particularly with implant based reconstruction.
If you’re thinking about having breast reconstruction surgery, this playlist is for you. Split into a series of short clips, our plastic surgeons describe the range of options available to you, the risks and what to expect during recovery. In addition some of our patients explain which procedure they chose and explain how it worked for them.
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.