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Breast Reconstruction in Santa Barbara, CA

Breast Reconstruction

Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara, CA, performs breast reconstruction on women living in and around Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities, who have suffered the trauma of having one or both breasts removed and want to restore their natural, feminine appearance.

What is Breast Reconstruction?

Most women choose breast reconstruction following a mastectomy to restore their physical appearance and to feel better about their appearance. There are several surgical techniques that achieve the desired shape and size as each procedure is customized to each patient.

About Revision Breast Reconstruction

Revision breast reconstruction is done following a primary breast reconstruction procedure for several reasons, including a significant weight fluctuation, age, and even an inferior surgery. Because Dr. Yegiyants has the technical and artistic knowledge to reshape the breasts, she is well versed at correcting an inadequate surgery and restoring the curve and balance of breasts.

Why Choose Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction techniques get more and more advanced as technology improves. Performed by Dr. Yegiyants, breast reconstruction and revision breast reconstruction are chosen because of her ability to restore a feminine physique to women who have endured emotional and physical burdens, whether through cancer and mastectomy or poor results from breast reconstruction.

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Reconstruction?

Candidates for breast reconstruction have had mastectomies or other trauma to the breast area, which requires surgery to restore the natural contour of the breasts. Those who have poor results from a previous breast reconstruction may consider revision breast reconstruction to correct misshaped or unbalanced breasts.

How is Breast Reconstruction Performed?

There are several techniques used when performing breast reconstruction depending on each patient and the desired objective of this procedure. Patients may choose to begin breast reconstruction at the same time as mastectomy or lumpectomy, or wait to have the procedure after the cancer removal surgery and other cancer treatments. Dr. Yegiyants is skillful in performing oncoplastic techniques of breast reconstruction after lumpectomy, pedicle and free flap reconstruction, fat grafting and nipple-areola reconstruction with tattoo.

Dr. Yegiyants works hard to reconstruct aesthetically pleasing breasts by placing incisions in inconspicuous areas, using anatomic shaped implants, and fat grafting when possible.

When Will I See the Results from Breast Reconstruction?

The results from breast reconstruction, whether primary or revision, are immediately noticeable especially when performed at the completion of cancer treatments. There is some swelling, bruising and scarring that greatly diminishes over time to reveal the true appearance of the breasts. It is important to follow the recovery instructions following the procedures to enjoy the full results of breast reconstruction.

How Much Does Breast Reconstruction Cost in Santa Barbara?

Most breast reconstruction procedure, including symmetry procedures, are covered by health insurance plans.

If you live in or around Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, or Ventura, CA, and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to address your cosmetic surgery needs, contact Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, in Santa Barbara, CA, today, to set up your complimentary consultation.

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