Deciding on Post mastectomy reconstruction can be confusing and overwhelming. Dr. Azra Ashraf offers comprehensive breast reconstruction, takes great care of the patients, and ensures excellent results.
Breast cancer treatment sometimes also involves the partial or complete removal of one or both breasts. This is also known as mastectomy. Patients in Newport Beach, San Diego, Laguna Beach, and Orange County, CA region often opt for breast reconstruction or oncoplasty after oncologic breast surgery to restore breast contour and well-being.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ashraf offers numerous and comprehensive options for breast reconstruction as well as oncoplasty. She helps them to restore their self-confidence. She offers this surgical process in Newport Beach, San Diego, Laguna Beach, and Orange County, CA.
The process of breast reconstruction is categorized into two types – implants and flap surgery. When it comes to implants, the surgeon uses saline or silicone implants underneath or on the top of the pectoralis muscle in the place of breast tissue. This can be either a single-stage or two-stage procedure, depending on the patient’s anatomy and goals.
Flap surgery is also an effective procedure for breast reconstruction in which a patient’s own tissue is placed on top of the muscle. Dr. Ashraf utilizes tissues from one body part to rebuild the breast. Dr. Ashraf harvests tissue from the abdomen as well as from other donor areas of the body, such as the back, buttock, or thigh and re-attaches the chest wall to build a breast.
Depending on whether a patient proceeds with implant-based or flap surgery, they may need to spend several days in the surgeon’s hospital post-operatively. It is also important to understand that one might need to undergo several smaller surgeries and revisions to reconstruct her breast(s).
Implant-based breast reconstruction requires approximately 2-4 weeks of recovery and possibly multiple office visits for expansion. Flap surgery recovery averages 4-6 weeks.
Deciding to undergo breast reconstruction is an important personal decision, and one needs to feel confident with their decision. Studies demonstrate breast reconstruction positively impacts a patient’s self-image and confidence and reduces psychological morbidity.
Dr. Ashraf offers comprehensive breast reconstruction in Newport Beach, San Diego, Laguna Beach, and Orange County, CA, which can help her patients to feel better about their appearance. Call (949) 877-7910 or book an appointment online for a consultation.