Dr. Golshani is a recognized expert for the breast reconstruction he performs in the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles area. In general, breast reconstruction is a surgery performed for a woman who has lost a breast because of cancer or another condition. Having a breast reconstruction can truly restore a woman’s confidence in her body. Beyond the physical rewards of breast reconstruction surgery, patients also report this is an emotionally rewarding experience because of its ability to improve self-image and quality of life.
Sometimes breast reconstruction is performed as a single surgery, but more often the reconstruction process is performed over multiple surgeries. The reasons Dr. Golshani frequently recommends multiple surgeries is to allow for the use of a tissue expander to better place the implants, or to perform subsequently reconstruction of the nipple or areola. In the case only one breast needs reconstruction, Dr. Golshani may opt for a follow-up surgery to allow for fine-tuning of the reconstructed breast to give you balance and symmetry.
It is normal that the reconstructed breast may feel firmer and look rounder or flatter than the natural breast. It is also normal to not have perfect symmetry in your breasts - however, no one has perfect symmetry in natural breasts either. For our mastectomy patients, they find that these “imperfections” are visible primarily to them, but not to others.
Scheduling Reconstructive Breast Surgery
If you are going to have a mastectomy, you should consult a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Golshani to help plan your breast reconstruction well before the date of your mastectomy. If you live in the Beverly Hills or Los Angeles area, we can easily schedule a consultation for you. Important questions to answer are whether immediate reconstruction should be considered or whether reconstruction should be delayed to a later time. Factors influencing this decision include surgical options, the need for post-operative radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy, your general health, and your particular desires.
Please reach out to us if you have any breast reconstruction questions we can answer for you, or if you would like to set up a private consultation with Dr. Golshani.