Breast Reconstruction (Mastectomy)
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States after skin cancer. It is estimated that as many as one in eight women will experience invasive breast cancer at some point in their life.
Partial or full breast removal (lumpectomy or mastectomy) is just one of the treatment options for women who are suffering from breast cancer. A full mastectomy is also an elective procedure for some women, who are at significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer and choose it as a preventative measure.
For many women, their breasts are a significant part of their identity. Breasts are considered a mark of femininity, help to balance out a woman’s curves and give them the freedom to wear particular styles of clothes. They can also enhance a woman’s confidence.
Breast reconstruction can restore the shape and confidence of a breast cancer survivor, or those who have undergone trauma to the breast area. Dr. Malcolm Lesavoy is a board-certified plastic surgeon with the knowledge, skill, and experience to deliver breast reconstruction surgery to patients in Beverly Hills and the surrounding area.
Types of Breast Reconstruction
- Implant Reconstruction: Implant reconstruction involves placing silicone or saline implants under the skin. Silicone implants are pre-filled and available in a range of sizes, while saline implants are inserted empty and then filled to the desired size.
- Flap reconstruction: Flap reconstruction uses tissue from another part of your body to construct your new breasts. The tissue usually comes from areas where there is excess fat such as the buttocks, stomach or thighs. Flap reconstruction is usually considered to be more complicated of a technique, and carries a higher grade of scarring than implant reconstruction.
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