Breast Correction & Reconstruction in
Los Angeles, Palmdale and Valencia

What is Breast Correction?

Breast Correction is the surgical placement of breast implants to increase fullness and projection of the breasts or to improve symmetry of the breasts.

Clinically referred to as augmentation mammaplasty, a breast reduction procedure is used cosmetically to:

  • Enlarge a naturally small breast, most commonly the result of heredity
  • Restore breast volume lost following pregnancy, as a result of breast feeding or due to weight loss
  • Achieve better symmetry when breasts are moderately disproportionate in size and shape
  • Enhance your self-image and self-confidence

Breast implants also may be used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or injury.

What Breast Correction Surgery Won’t Do:

Breast Correction Los Angeles does not correct severely drooping breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller and to be lifted due to sagging, a breast lift may be required in conjunction with breast augmentation.

Breast lifting can often be done at the same time as your reconstruction or may require a separate operation. Your plastic surgeon will assist you in making this decision.

Who Can Have Breast Correction?

Anyone who is troubled by a deposit of fat that they are unable to rid themselves of is a Breast Correction candidate. All plastic surgery patients must be deemed medically fit for surgery by the plastic surgeon who will be performing your procedure.

Breast Correction is not a treatment for obesity and cannot remove cellulite, dimples on the skin, or stretch marks. The procedure is used to treat problem fat deposits and enhance the contour and shape of the body.

The best Breast Correction candidates are patients who have good skin elasticity, causing the skin tighten smoothly to the new contour of the body.

What Kind of Anesthetic is Used During Breast Correction?

Breast Correction is normally performed under general anesthetic, although some patients elect to have the procedure done under local anesthetic.

How Long Does Breast Correction Take?

Breast Correction can take from one to four hours to complete.

What do I Have to do to Prepare For Breast Correction?

You will be examined by a physician and undergo blood work testing to ensure that you are medically fit for surgery. You should stop taking aspirin, or any anti-flammitory drugs.

You will be given a prescription to antibiotics and painkillers, which you should fill before your surgery so that you have them easily available on day of surgery and your driver and/or caregiver is not running around to drugstores on the day of your surgery.

What Happens on The Day of Breast Correction?

A friend or family member must bring you to the Beverly Hills Institute of Plastic Surgery. Our Patient Care Coordinator will greet you and bring in into the an examining room, where your Plastic Surgeon will mark outlines on the parts of your body that will indicate where the treatment will be administered.

Photos will be taken of the treatment areas, so that you will be able to compare the results to another set of photos that will be taken after you have fully recovered from the surgery.

Following the surgery, you will be placed in a support/pressure garment that will help to reduce inflammation and bruising.

Since the first 24 – 48 hours after surgery is critical to optimal recovery, we suggest that patients consider being chauffeured to and recovering at _____________.

Serenity is staffed by medical professionals that are specially trained in caring for patients immediately recovering from plastic surgery. If you do not elect to recover at Serenity, a friend or family member must come to our facility to pick you up after your surgery and bring you safely home. Someone must remain home with you for the first 48 – 72 hours, to assist you as you recover from your surgery.

Your incisions will be left open to drain and heal. A large amount of fluid will leak from the incision location. This will require regular changing of sterile absorption pads.

Your surgeon will call you once you are safely home, to see how you are doing and to make sure you are recovering normally.

What is The Breast Correction Recovery Process?

Breast Correction recovery includes a post-surgical recovery period of 24 to 48 hours and an additional reduced-activity period of a few days. You will likely experience soreness and swelling for a few weeks.

Exercise and normal activity can resume at the direction of your plastic surgeon. Over time, post-surgical swelling will decrease and incision lines will fade.

You will be Given Specific Instructions That May Include:

How to care for your breasts following breast correction surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, and when to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.

  • Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
  • What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
  • Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery? When will they be removed?
  • Are stitches removed? When?
  • When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
  • When do I return for follow-up care?

When You go Home

If you experience shortness of breath, chest pains, or unusual heartbeats, seek medical attention immediately. Should any of these complications occur after breast correction, you may require hospitalization and additional treatment.

The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.

Be Careful

Following your physician’s instructions is key to the success of your surgery. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.

What Are The Risks of Breast Correction?

Like all surgery, they are always risks. Typical Breast Correction risks include: unfavorable scarring, bleeding (hematoma), infection, poor healing of incisions, changes in nipple or breast sensation, may be temporary or permanent, capsular contracture, which is the formation of firm scar tissue around the implant, implant leakage or rupture, wrinkling of the skin over the implant, anesthesia risks, fluid accumulation, blood clots, pain, which may persist, deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, possibility of revisional surgery.

Once you are deemed a good candidate for Breast Correction, your Plastic Surgeon will discuss the risks in detail with you during your initial consultation.

What is The Cost of Breast Correction?

Costs are based on the unique needs of the patient. In general, the costs are calculated based on the number of areas being treated. Your Patient Care Coordinator will discuss the cost of your Breast Correction Los Angeles and the payment options available to you.

What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast Reconstruction is the surgical placement of breast implants to increase fullness and projection of the breasts or to improve symmetry of the breasts.

Clinically referred to as augmentation mammaplasty, a breast reduction procedure is used cosmetically to:

  • Enlarge a naturally small breast, most commonly the result of heredity
  • Restore breast volume lost following pregnancy, as a result of breast feeding or due to weight loss
  • Achieve better symmetry when breasts are moderately disproportionate in size and shape
  • Enhance your self-image and self-confidence

Breast implants also may be used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or injury.

What Breast Reconstruction Surgery Won’t Do:

Breast Reconstruction Los Angeles does not correct severely drooping breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller and to be lifted due to sagging, a breast lift may be required in conjunction with breast augmentation.

Breast lifting can often be done at the same time as your reconstruction or may require a separate operation. Your plastic surgeon will assist you in making this decision.

Who Can Have Breast Reconstruction?

What Kind of Anesthetic is Used During Breast Reconstruction?

Breast Reconstruction is normally performed under general anesthetic, although some patients elect to have the procedure done under local anesthetic.

How Long Does Breast Reconstruction?

Breast Reconstruction can take from one to four hours to complete.

What do I Have to do to Prepare For Breast Reconstruction?

You will be examined by a physician and undergo blood work testing to ensure that you are medically fit for surgery. You should stop taking aspirin, or any anti-flammitory drugs.

You will be given a prescription to antibiotics and painkillers, which you should fill before your surgery so that you have them easily available on day of surgery and your driver and/or caregiver is not running around to drugstores on the day of your surgery.

What Happens on The Day of Breast Reconstruction?

A friend or family member must bring you to the Beverly Hills Institute of Plastic Surgery. Our Patient Care Coordinator will greet you and bring in into the an examining room, where your Plastic Surgeon will mark outlines on the parts of your body that will indicate where the treatment will be administered.

Photos will be taken of the treatment areas, so that you will be able to compare the results to another set of photos that will be taken after you have fully recovered from the surgery.

Following the surgery, you will be placed in a support/pressure garment that will help to reduce inflammation and bruising.

Since the first 24 – 48 hours after surgery is critical to optimal recovery, we suggest that patients consider being chauffeured to and recovering at _____________.

Serenity is staffed by medical professionals that are specially trained in caring for patients immediately recovering from plastic surgery. If you do not elect to recover at Serenity, a friend or family member must come to our facility to pick you up after your surgery and bring you safely home. Someone must remain home with you for the first 48 – 72 hours, to assist you as you recover from your surgery.

Your incisions will be left open to drain and heal. A large amount of fluid will leak from the incision location. This will require regular changing of sterile absorption pads.

Your surgeon will call you once you are safely home, to see how you are doing and to make sure you are recovering normally.

What is The Breast Reconstruction Recovery Process?

Breast Reconstruction recovery includes a post-surgical recovery period of 24 to 48 hours and an additional reduced-activity period of a few days. You will likely experience soreness and swelling for a few weeks.

Exercise and normal activity can resume at the direction of your plastic surgeon. Over time, post-surgical swelling will decrease and incision lines will fade.

You Will be Given Specific Instructions That May Include:

How to care for your breasts following breast reconstruction surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, and when to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.

  • Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
  • What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
  • Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery? When will they be removed?
  • Are stitches removed? When?
  • When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
  • When do I return for follow-up care?

When You go Home

If you experience shortness of breath, chest pains, or unusual heartbeats, seek medical attention immediately. Should any of these complications occur after breast reconstruction, you may require hospitalization and additional treatment.

The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.

Be Careful

Following your physician’s instructions is key to the success of your surgery. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.

What Are The Risks of Breast Reconstruction?

Like all surgery, they are always risks. Typical Breast Reconstruction risks include: unfavorable scarring, bleeding (hematoma), infection, poor healing of incisions, changes in nipple or breast sensation, may be temporary or permanent, capsular contracture, which is the formation of firm scar tissue around the implant, implant leakage or rupture, wrinkling of the skin over the implant, anesthesia risks, fluid accumulation, blood clots, pain, which may persist, deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, possibility of revisional surgery.

Once you are deemed a good candidate for Breast Reconstruction, your Plastic Surgeon will discuss the risks in detail with you during your initial consultation.

What is The Cost of Breast Reconstruction?

Costs are based on the unique needs of the patient. In general, the costs are calculated based on the number of areas being treated. Your Patient Care Coordinator will discuss the cost of your Breast Reconstruction and the payment options available to you.

 

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