What Is Surgical Reconstruction?

Surgical reconstruction of the breast seeks to rebuild, reshape, and improve the look and feel of the breasts following a mastectomy. To surgically replace a breast, a silicon or saline implant may be used, or a new breast mound will be constructed using tissue from the patient’s own body through a process known as microsurgical reconstruction (also known as autologous breast reconstruction). The surgical procedure Dr. Rogers chooses for you will depend on your body type and condition, your age, and the kind of treatment being used for the trauma or disease. Dr. Rogers is highly adept with a number of impressively advanced surgical techniques and will work closely with you to craft a tailored treatment plan that sees you enjoying your ideal outcome. To learn more, reach out to our Beverly Hills offices and speak with a helpful member of our team to set up your initial appointment today.

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Why Our Patients Love Surgical Breast Reconstruction

Breast removal can have a significant impact on one’s quality of life, and few things offer a more restorative experience than being able to see your familiar silhouette in the mirror each day. In addition to enabling you to regain your physical appearance, breast reconstruction also comes with the following benefits:

  • Restored Breast Appearance
  • Long-lasting results
  • Improved Body Image
  • Enhanced symmetry
  • Improved quality of life
  • Psychological Benefits

Who Qualifies for Surgical Reconstruction?

Surgical breast reconstruction is an option for many women who have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy, but your personal eligibility will depend on several factors. You should be in good overall health and not have any conditions that could increase the risk of complications during surgery. Additionally, you should have completed or be in the process of completing cancer treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy. 

The type of breast surgery that you previously had (such as a mastectomy or lumpectomy, for example) will play a role in determining the type of reconstruction that can be performed. Finally, the timing of the breast surgery and your personal medical history will also be considered when determining eligibility for breast surgical reconstruction. During your consultation, Dr. Rogers will help guide you to the treatment option that’s right for you.

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The Day of Your Procedure

The type of anesthesia used for breast reconstruction surgery can vary based on several factors. Generally, breast reconstruction surgery can be performed using either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.

The duration of surgical breast reconstruction can vary depending on several factors. Generally, breast reconstruction surgery can take anywhere from one to eight hours to complete, but it can take longer for complex cases.

Dr. Rogers will work with you during your preoperative consultations to ensure that you have a clear idea of what your procedure will entail, especially considering that no two surgeries are ever performed in exactly the same way.

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Your Recovery Period

You will need to take time off work or other activities to rest and allow your body to heal properly after your breast reconstruction procedure. Recovery from implant-based reconstruction is typically shorter than recovery from tissue-based reconstruction, and Dr. Rogers’ team will ensure that you’re given a detailed recovery timeline along with very clear aftercare instructions that will help ensure your comfort throughout the recovery process.

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Your Experience at Leif Rogers, MD

Visiting our practice means treating yourself to a truly elevated surgical experience, as we take every measure to ensure that our patients are comfortable at every step of their journey. Take a look at what you can expect from your surgical experience with us, and please don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your initial consultation when you’re ready to get started.

  • Consultation with Dr. Leif Rogers
  • Create a customized surgical plan
  • Take pre-op photos
  • Meet with our practice manager
  • Schedule surgery with our surgical coordinator
  • Obtain surgical clearance from your family doctor
  • Return to the office for a pre-op before surgery
  • Have surgery
  • Return to the office for your post-op visit

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