Breast cancer treatments could alter the symmetry, shape, and size of your breasts, leaving you unhappy with their appearance. If you have undergone treatment for only one breast, you may struggle with chest asymmetry that affects your confidence and makes it difficult to shop for clothes. However, breast reconstruction is an excellent option for restoring breast volume and regaining your natural, beautiful appearance.
Depending on your specific health concerns and cosmetic goals, Dr. Yaghoubian can help you choose between breast implants or tissue transfer for your reconstructive surgery. Additionally, if a mastectomy has removed your nipples, reconstruction surgery could recreate their appearance for further breast improvement. If you are considering breast reconstruction in Tarzana, call our clinic to learn how our procedures can restore your appearance and build your confidence.
Mastectomy and lumpectomy surgeries treat breast cancer by removing tissue, changing the breast size, shape, and symmetry. The goal of breast reconstruction operations is to replace lost tissue and restore breast shape and size for an improved chest appearance.
In some cases, these surgeries may affect only one breast, resulting in more pronounced breast asymmetry. Breast reconstruction can also create symmetry in the chest for a natural, pleasing appearance.
Surgical breast cancer treatments may also remove the nipples and areolas. In these cases, Dr. Yaghoubian can also reconstruct the nipples to achieve a natural look to the breasts.
Our Tarzana clinic offers two surgical options for breast reconstruction: breast implants or flap surgery, which uses tissue from another body area. Dr. Yaghoubian has successfully performed both types of operations and can help you determine which strategy best suits your needs.
One options for breast reconstruction is to use implants to restore lost volume in the breasts. Our clinic uses either silicone gel or saline options for implants. For this procedure, patients may need operations to expand chest tissue for proper implant placement. This procedure can enhance contours, increase volume, and improve symmetry of the breasts.
Breast reconstruction with flap surgery utilizes body tissue from a separate area, typically the abdomen, to reconstruct breast shape and volume. Choosing flap surgery for breast reconstruction could provide a more natural look and feel than using implants. This surgical option restores breast shape, size, symmetry, and contours. However, aging effects could be more noticeable over time using this method, as flap surgery uses natural body tissue.
It is crucial to discuss your goals and concerns with Dr. Yaghoubian to gain a realistic sense of your surgical outcome. After reconstruction, breasts may not look exactly the same as they did before a mastectomy or other breast surgery. Additionally, reconstructed breasts will not have the same sensations as natural ones, and there may be visible scarring. However, working with a highly ranked surgeon such as Dr. Yaghoubian is the best way of achieving your ideal appearance while minimizing scarring and other unwanted side effects.
If surgical cancer treatment has left you unhappy with your breasts’ appearance, speak with our surgical team about restoring their shape and size through implants or flap surgery. Beyond breast appearance improvement, breast reconstruction could also solve your wardrobe difficulties, especially if you struggle with breast asymmetry after surgery. Our clinic offers multiple options for breast reconstruction surgery in Tarzana to achieve your unique goals.
Breast reconstruction is a highly individualized process, and Dr. Yaghoubian takes the time to fully understand your situation so that she can achieve your exact wishes. If you are searching for a uniquely empathetic and patient-centered plastic surgeon, call our office today. We are here to listen to your perspective and achieve those confidence-boosting results.
Arezou Yaghoubian, M.D., FACS