Dr. Ariel Ourian | Ourian Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery Beverly Hills CA

Breast Reconstruction


So long as you are generally healthy, most patients who would like to gain their pre-pregnancy body back make good candidates for a mommy makeover in Los Angeles. Generally, a good candidate is bothered by the changes that occurred to multiple areas of the body during pregnancy and breastfeeding. You are also advised to wait until you are done having children before undergoing a mommy makeover so you can enjoy your results for years to come.

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Reconstruction?

The typical breast reconstruction patient has undergone treatment for breast cancer, such as a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Before undergoing breast reconstruction, you should have no further health complications, illnesses, or conditions, as these can interfere with your healing. Patients who will be undergoing or have already undergone chemotherapy and radiation for breast cancer are still candidates for reconstruction. Dr. Ourian, the best breast reconstruction surgeon Beverly Hills has available, will help to determine your candidacy for breast reconstruction after a thorough consultation.

What is Breast Reconstruction Recovery Like?

Recovery after Dr. Ourian’s Los Angeles breast reconstruction procedures is highly variable depending on the technique that is used. Recovery after a DIEP flap breast reconstruction usually requires at least 3 days in the hospital, then recovery at home which can take several weeks. Implant based reconstruction may require 1 night in the hospital, and several days recovery at home. Dr. Ourian will prescribe pain medication to help ease discomfort, and drains may be in place to help ensure proper healing. You will be required to wear a supportive surgical bra as you rest and recover during the early healing stages. Most patients can return to daily activities, such as work or school, between one to three weeks following the procedure. Other more strenuous activities, such as exercise routines, should be avoided for up to 6-8 weeks after breast reconstruction surgery. Dr. Ourian will monitor your healing during follow-up appointments and give you detailed instructions for your recovery period.

Breast Reconstruction






What Procedures Can I Combine with Breast Reconstruction?

Implant-based breast reconstruction is sometimes paired with fat transfer, or natural breast reconstruction, in order to achieve the patient’s ideal shape and size. Natural breast augmentation consists of injecting the patient’s own fat into the breasts, which is collected using liposuction from areas such as the abdomen, back, or thighs. Fat transfer results in a more natural look and feel compared to breast implants, and when used alongside implants can enhance your results.

How Much Does Breast Reconstruction in Beverly Hills Cost?

Most patients are relieved to know that breast reconstruction in Los Angeles and throughout the United States is not considered a cosmetic procedure and is therefore typically covered by health insurance plans. Your out-of-pocket expenses may vary depending on your specific plan. Insurance should also cover any procedures needed to achieve symmetry on the breast that does not have cancer – whether that is an augmentation, reduction or a lift.  Dr. Ourian’s patient concierge will help to determine your out-of-pocket costs during a consultation.

HOW IS A Mommy Makeover


Our signature mommy makeover is a customized cosmetic surgery procedure that typically involves a combination of breast and body contouring surgeries. The exact procedures included in a mommy makeover vary depending on the patient’s individual needs and goals. In general, a mommy makeover may include breast augmentation or lift, a tummy tuck, and liposuction.

During a breast augmentation or lift, the surgeon will create incisions in the breast tissue to insert implants or reposition the existing breast tissue for a more youthful and perky appearance. A tummy tuck involves removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, as well as tightening the abdominal muscles to create a flatter and more toned midsection. Liposuction is often used to remove stubborn pockets of fat from various areas of the body, such as the thighs, hips, or buttocks.

Mommy makeovers are typically performed under general anesthesia and can take several hours to complete. Recovery time varies depending on the extent of the procedures performed, but most patients can expect to take several weeks off from work and other normal activities while they heal. Patients should follow their surgeon’s post-operative instructions closely to ensure proper healing and optimal results.


Frequently asked questions

Breast reconstruction can be performed immediately after a mastectomy or lumpectomy, or it can be performed at a later time.


There are several types of breast reconstruction, including implant-based reconstruction, flap reconstruction, and a combination of both.


Yes, breast reconstruction typically results in scarring, but the scars are typically discreet and will fade over time.

Breast reconstruction should not affect your ability to detect breast cancer, but it’s important to continue with regular breast cancer screenings as recommended by your doctor.

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Dr. Ourian is a top Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon specializing in Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Brazilian Butt Lift, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck, Labiaplasty, Facelift, and Liposuction. Dr. Ourian proudly serves the greater Los Angeles area, including West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Malibu as well as the San Fernando Valley, encompassing Encino, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Calabasas, and Thousand Oaks.
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