The goal of breast reconstruction is to restore one or both breasts to near normal shape, appearance, and symmetry. If you’re considering this surgery, Gabrielle B. Davis, MD Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, California, provides natural-looking results. Dr. Davis, an expert in reconstructive and plastic surgery, leads the practice and can help you achieve the results you desire. Call the Los Angeles office or book your consultation online today.
Breast reconstruction refers to surgical procedures that help you regain natural-looking breast contours and shape. The goal of breast reconstruction is restoring the appearance, shape, and symmetry of one or both breasts.
Dr. Davis provides breast reconstruction following:
Your procedure may include surgery on one or both breasts. For example, if you had a mastectomy of one breast, Dr. Davis will want to make sure that both of your breasts look symmetrical.
She may suggest a breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction on the breast that didn’t undergo reconstruction to provide you with optimal results.
Breast reconstruction comes in two forms: implant-based reconstruction and flap reconstruction. Implant-based reconstruction is the most common.
Using implants eliminates the need for a fat or tissue transfer from another area of your body to reconstruct your breast. However, you may eventually need to replace your implants.
Tissue-based breast reconstruction involves removing tissue from one part of your body and using it to rebuild your breast. The advantage of this option is that the surgery uses your natural tissues. Plus, you needn't worry about replacing your implant down the line.
There are several factors to consider when choosing which breast reconstruction option is best. These factors include:
You can expect Dr. Davis to discuss all of your options for breast reconstruction thoroughly. Together, you’ll select the most appropriate surgery or surgeries based on your goals and anatomy.
You'll also discuss the timing or your breast reconstruction surgery. Dr. Davis can perform your procedure at the same time as your cancer treatment or postpone it until after you've completed cancer treatment.
Performing breast reconstruction at the same time as a mastectomy or lumpectomy offers some advantages. For one, doing so reduces the total number of surgeries. Also, you don't have to go without a breast because Dr. Davis immediately restores it.
If you’re considering breast reconstruction, rely on the surgical expertise of Dr. Davis at the office of Gabrielle B. Davis, MD Plastic Surgery. Call to schedule a consultation or book your visit online today.