Surgical intervention is one of the main treatment options for cancer treatment. However, removing the tissues during surgery may lead to physical and functional alterations. A change in aesthetics leads to reduced confidence and overall quality of life. Cancer reconstruction surgeries involve reconstructing, repairing, or restoring the physical deformities caused by cancer or its treatment.
The lasting effects of reconstruction surgeries depend on their size and type. Several studies have indicated that reconstructive surgeries using tissue flaps have long-lasting (almost permanent) results.
Some of the reasons are: