Breast reconstruction is a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure for a woman who has lost a breast due to cancer or other condition. It is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy or lumpectomy and is a highly individualized procedure.
Breast reconstruction can begin at the same time as mastectomy or lumpectomy, or be delayed until you heal from mastectomy and recover from any additional cancer treatments.
Breast reconstruction techniques continue to improve resulting in excellent aesthetic outcome and patient satisfaction. Dr. Yegiyants takes pride in reconstructing aesthetically pleasing breasts by strategically placed scars, use of anatomic shaped implants, and addition of fat grafting. Dr. Yegiyants works closely with the breast surgeons in planning of incisions and has championed the technique of nipple-areola preserving, infra-mammary approach to mastectomies in Santa Barbara.
Dr. Yegiyants is also well versed in oncoplastic techniques of breast reconstruction after lumpectomy, pedicled and free flap reconstruction, fat grafting and nipple-areola reconstruction with tattoo.
During your consultation, Dr. Yegiyants will listen to your concerns, evaluate your medical and surgical history, examine you and recommend the best approach to breast reconstruction taking your desires into consideration and working closely with your oncology team.