Breast reconstruction is usually for patients who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Having crucial procedures on your breasts can drastically change their shape. With a breast reconstruction procedure, you can opt for a similar shape as before or even new shape and size.
What is Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is a process that allows you to reshape your breasts to a certain degree after you get a mastectomy. A mastectomy is something that you get done when there’s a severe risk of breast cancer. It cuts down a lot of the tissues and the muscle in your breasts and is essentially reducing their size and shape. Also should note if only one breast has been affected that one alone can be reconstructed and for the other breast the appropriate procedure will be conducted to match each other.
A breast reconstruction is a procedure that recreates your breasts. The procedure helps restore them to a measure of their previous features. A breast reconstruction can be done via the use of breast implants by inserting silicon implant(s) in order to make the breasts fuller.
The other method is adding natural tissue flaps from other parts of your body. The natural tissues flaps are added to replace the tissue that was removed during a mastectomy and it adds a lot more shape and firmness to your breasts. Many surgeons often go for a mixture of both implants and adding tissue flaps. The approach that will be taken will be decided by the surgeon in charge of your case.
The Benefits of Breast Reconstruction
If you’re feeling low after a mastectomy and dislike the shape of your breasts, a breast reconstruction can go a long way to make you feel better about it. Breast reconstruction in Los Angeles procedure can help you gain the self-esteem that you might have lost after a mastectomy. Breast reconstruction changes all that by giving your breasts a similar shape as before. As well helping with the emotional struggles and regaining your self confidence.
Are You a Candidate for Breast Reconstruction?
If you have had a mastectomy done, you can possibly get a breast reconstruction. You need to discuss with your plastic surgeon for more options. Some of the factors that need to be considered are the shape of your body, your overall health, medical history, and if completed all treatments.
Why Dr Shamloo is the Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles
Dr. Shamloo is a professional with years of experience as a plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. With multiple certifications, hundreds of patients treated, and many breast reconstruction procedures successfully completed. He has an amazing team by his side who want to help you achieve the best results you can. Head over to his breast reconstruction before and after gallery to see his work for yourself.