LOS ANGELES & BEVERLY HILLS
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?
AT A GLANCE
What Procedures Can I Combine with Breast Reconstruction?
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.