After surviving breast cancer, the feelings of relief and triumph that should come with beating cancer are too often overshadowed by low self-esteem and negative body image. Although mastectomies help many women become cancer-free, some patients recover from the surgery feeling like they are strangers in their own bodies after breast cancer.
The world-renowned breast surgery team at the Breast Surgery Center of Excellence understand the difficulty that many patients face after a mastectomy and strive to help women become healthy, while also feeling good about themselves and their appearances throughout their breast cancer journey.
Getting Healthy & Happy After Breast Cancer Surgery
With a traditional mastectomy, the recovery process and the surgical results often function as unwanted reminders of breast cancer. Women report being frustrated by ill-fitting clothing and emotional side effects, like feeling a loss of femininity. Further, some patients find it hard to restore the intimacy experienced prior to treatment.
Although breasts are not needed to be feminine, attractive or whole, many women elect to have reconstructive surgery to try to restore the sense of loss they feel after cancer. However, they often find that breast reconstruction after mastectomy is one of the most demoralizing, difficult, and disappointing parts of breast cancer treatment. Often, the interim between mastectomy and reconstructive breast augmentation can feel like a painful waiting game during which women just want to move on with their lives. If you or your loved one is facing breast cancer surgery, it is important to explore your options for breast reconstruction carefully.
Our team of breast surgeons understands the difficulties faced by women undergoing breast cancer treatment extremely well. Each year, she performs hundreds of breast reconstruction surgeries in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, enabling her patients to successfully get past their cancer surgeries and move on with their lives.
One-Stage Breast Reconstruction
One way in which the surgeons at the Breast Surgery Center for Excellence help patients overcome the many hurdles of breast cancer treatment is with the innovative one-stage reconstruction surgery. One-stage reconstruction is a new alternative for breast cancer patients who choose to undergo a mastectomy and also desire breast reconstruction. Instead of the traditional two-step procedure, a patient can undergo a mastectomy and breast reconstruction at the same time in a single surgery. This one-step breast reconstruction procedure has several benefits, which include eliminating both the risk of multiple surgeries and the feeling of physical loss associated with a mastectomy. Patients wake up from a mastectomy with beautiful, natural-looking breasts.
The team at the Breast Surgery Center of Excellence is one of the few surgery centers with surgeons specializing in this unique breast reconstruction procedure for breast cancer survivors. More than half of the breast reconstruction surgeries performed by our breast surgeon team utilize the one-stage technique. Patients receive top-of-the-line results with the one-stage procedure, which can produce virtually any desired breast size and minimal scarring. The results are beautiful, natural-looking breasts.
Contact the Breast Surgery Center of Excellence
The team of plastic and reconstructive breast surgeons at the Breast Surgery Center of Excellence understands both the physical and emotional difficulties that come with breast cancer treatment. We have the experience and skill to help you get healthy and feel beautiful again. The Breast Surgery Center offers its patients the impeccable surgical techniques and a problem-solving approach to give you the results you desire and the confidence you deserve. If you have had, or plan to get a mastectomy, contact the Breast Surgery Center of Excellence today at (888) 316-4167.