A mastectomy can be a challenging experience, both physically and emotionally. Breast reconstruction, following a mastectomy, can be a life-changing experience for many women. The goal of breast reconstruction is to create a proportionate, natural-looking breast; restoring a healthy contour and symmetry to the chest.
The decision to undergo breast reconstruction is extremely personal, as each woman has unique physical needs and aesthetic desires which will shape their individual reconstruction plan; the hardest part is deciding on the right technique for you. Today, there are several options available for breast reconstruction; the exact procedure can be tailored to fit her personal needs and aesthetic desires.
Women are encouraged to choose a reputable, board certified plastic surgeon, with extensive experience, for their breast reconstruction procedure. By picking the best physician available, you can rest assured the reconstruction procedure will be safe and aesthetically sound, providing very satisfying results.
Dr. Jaime Schwartz is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is considered one of the country’s leading breast reconstruction providers – offering his patients the best results available today. His use of innovative techniques and treatments allow him to consistently help patients regain a proportionate, beautiful chest. Renowned for his ability to restore a woman’s confidence in her femininity through breast reconstruction; Dr. Schwartz brings patients the safest and most satisfying procedures available to the Los Angeles area.
Dr. Schwartz often shares his cutting-edge techniques as a prolific writer, speaker, and educator. READ MORE about Dr. Schwartz’ national leadership in breast reconstruction.
Single stage breast reconstruction refers to the placement of an implant during the mastectomy operation.
The two-stage breast reconstruction involves the placement of a tissue expander during the mastectomy operation. This will remain in place for several months, until the skin has stretched to accommodate a permanent implant. At this point, a second operation will be scheduled.
The ideal candidate for one-stage breast reconstruction is a woman with adequate tissue remaining after her mastectomy to accommodate the desired implant. She should be in overall stable heath, understand the breast reconstruction process, and have realistic expectations for her results.
A renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Schwartz is known for his innovative techniques in both the one and two-stage breast reconstruction procedures. Dr. Schwartz consistently brings his patients an unmatched level of safety and satisfaction during their reconstruction process.