Breast Reconstruction Beverly Hills
Why You Might Get Breast Reconstruction in Beverly Hills
Women seek out breast reconstruction in Beverly Hills typically as a result of a mastectomy or an injury. In many cases breast reconstruction can be performed immediately following a mastectomy, so it’s important not to wait to learn more and determine if this is the best course of action for you. That said, surgery always requires careful deliberation, and Dr. J believes strongly in outlining all the possible benefits and risks for his patients before proceeding.
Being able to wake up from a surgery such as a mastectomy with a newly constructed breast is ideal for some women in this unfortunate situation. However, it is not always possible to proceed immediately to the reconstruction. Depending on what kinds of treatment are needed for the injury or cancer, it may be necessary to wait some time before beginning.
How It Works
Typically, breast reconstruction surgery requires multiple operations spread out over a period of weeks or even months. Two common methods for breast reconstruction in Beverly Hills are the tissue expander and flap reconstruction. The tissue expander is a temporary silastic implant that Dr. J places in a pocket under a pectoral muscle of the chest wall.
Over weeks or months, he then progressively injects more saline solution to expand the temporary implant, until eventually Dr. J removes it and replaces it with a permanent one. Once the skin stretches to its final size, Dr. J will reconstruct the areola and nipple in a separate procedure. Flap reconstruction, on the other hand, involves the use of tissue from other parts of the body, such as the abdomen, back, or buttocks.
Some patients who find themselves consulting with Dr. J choose to undergo further cosmetic procedures at that time, such as liposuction, tummy tucks, or buttock augmentation. Obviously in these cases, recovery times will be longer.
Recovery from the tissue expander method is typically speedier than recovery from flap reconstruction. Both methods tend to require at least three to six weeks for recovery and follow-up procedures.
If you are interested in additional information about breast reconstruction in Beverly Hills with Dr. J, we encourage you to contact our center directly to schedule a consultation.