A Breast Reconstruction procedure is done under general anesthesia. The incision site of the mastectomy is commonly used. This area tends to heal extremely well and fade quickly.
— Dr. Mark Anton, Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
Breast Reconstruction surgery is performed to recreate aesthetically attractive and natural-looking breasts following or, in some cases, concurrently with, mastectomy surgery.
Breast reconstruction can be done at the same time as the mastectomy. Previously, this option was not available to women with breast cancer, but today the transition is made much easier with the advances in reconstruction. A good candidate for this procedure has one of the following concerns:
There are four stages of Breast Reconstruction surgery:
This procedure can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours depending on what is involved.
Dr. Anton is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Castle Connolly Top Doctor and completed a Breast Fellowship before starting his practice in Newport Beach, California.
Dr. Anton along with Dr. Hartrampf, father of the modern-day breast reconstruction, created the Star Flap Nipple Reconstruction, which is still considered the most popular and widely used technique in nipple and breast reconstruction surgery today.
Additionally, Dr. Anton was one of thirty-five physicians across the country to participate in a 10-year study to determine the safety of silicone implants. His findings, along with those of his colleagues were reported to the U.S. Institutional Review Board, which in 1997 determined silicone implants to be safe to women’s health.
Today, Dr. Anton continues to be on the cutting edge of breast implant safety. He remains confident that smooth silicone gel implants are safe and do not pose any additional risk to women's health. As Dr. Anton explains to his patients, silicone is used in all kinds of medical devices including cheek and chin implants, joint replacements, contraceptive diaphragms, shunts, pumps, and other various medical devices.
Consultation for Breast Reconstruction in Newport Beach
A Breast Reconstruction is a popular way to restore the natural-looking, aesthetic appearance to your breasts. Patients who have had, or require, a mastectomy procedure should consider Breast reconstruction surgery. At AestheticsMD in Newport Beach Breast Reconstruction may be the right choice for you. We offer consultations at our facility to help you better understand all your options and the procedures available. Call us today or contact us online to get started.
Most patients wake from surgery feeling tired, groggy and just want to rest.
You will be wrapped in a compression bandage and you may feel some mild to moderate pain that is usually alleviated by prescribed pain medication. Overall, most patients feel their surgery was less painful than anticipated and are able to discontinue pain medication after 4-5 days.
It is typical for breasts to feel tight immediately after surgery; this will gradually subside through the healing process. Most Newport Beach breast reconstruction patients are able to return to light sedentary work 4-5 days after surgery. Your activities will be restricted for a full two-week period including no lifting, bending or straining of any kind. You will be advised during your post-operative appointments regarding these restrictions. The healing process varies from patient to patient and activity level is decided upon on an individual basis.
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20331 Irvine Avenue Suite E6, Newport Beach, CA 92660