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“All I can say is wow. Speechless. First, I never knew that breasts could be made to look normal again after breast cancer and mastectomy…”
BREAST RECONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES
Revision Breast Surgery
This procedure typically involves removing or replacing the original saline or silicone implants.
Micro-Surgical Breast Reconstruction
Most often, tissues are transferred from the abdomen and buttocks.
What to expect...
Step 1. Speak with your Breast Surgeon, Oncologist and Dr. Nima to understand your options regarding lumpectomy or the various forms of mastectomy along with the potential need for additional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Step 2. Speak with reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Nima, to understand all possible modes of breast reconstructionStep 3. Decide which breast reconstruction method best suits your body and lifestyle
The recovery process following your breast reconstruction procedure will vary depending on the type and extent of the surgery.A Free-Flap or Microsurgical reconstruction process will take more time for “up front” healing, (approximately 8-12 weeks), but will leave a patient with their natural tissue that may never need further surgery.
Tissue expander and Implant-based reconstructions will require one or two shorter surgeries with shorter recoveries (approximately 6 weeks). Since implants are used there are specific issues that can arise that may require the patient to undergo additional surgeries during their lifetime.
Fat grafting and breast symmetry procedures such as breast lifting or augmentation of the reconstructed and native breast(s) may help achieve a more natural and symmetric appearance and can be done after the initial reconstruction.
To learn more about what you can expect from your breast reconstruction process, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nima Naghshineh, please fill out the form on this page or call (310) 860-8915.
We’re located in Beverly Hills and Pasadena, serving Santa Monica, Hollywood, Brentwood, Westwood, Burbank, Glendale, and Arcadia.