Breast Reconstruction in Sherman Oaks, CA
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What is breast reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction surgery is performed to restore the chest to an attractive appearance in shape and size after a mastectomy or lumpectomy. It is also used to restore a breast damaged by trauma or a birth defect. Advanced technologies in breast reconstruction surgery make it possible for breast cancer patients to feel whole again and have natural-looking breasts after removal or damage. This surgery generally involves multiple procedures and different stages that can either be performed at the beginning of your cancer treatment or delayed until the treatment is complete. Dr. Husam Elias at Southern California Center for Surgical Arts in Sherman Oaks, CA creates an individualized surgical plan and uses compassion as we work with you to restore your confidence and physical appearance.
What happens during breast reconstruction?
We understand that each breast reconstruction surgery is highly personal and requires a unique consultation with Dr. Elias to determine the best approach for your body. In general, the procedure will involve removing skin and other tissues from areas, such as the abdomen, back, inner thigh, or from places on a donor's body, and grafting it onto the chest. Other techniques apply a tissue expander under the breast wall and then gradually fill it with a saline solution over the course of 4 – 6 months to stretch the skin naturally. Once the final step has been completed for your breast reconstruction, you should wear a medical support bra and you may be given medication by Dr. Elias to minimize discomfort, bleeding, and swelling. Ongoing checks with breast exams and mammograms are critical and highly recommended for your ongoing health.
Southern California Center for Surgical Arts Reviews
My experience with this office was absolutely stellar. Firstly, the staff welcomes you warmly when you arrive. Diana (doctor’s assistant) met me in the exam room. Diana has a way of instantly making you feel comfortable and any nervousness you may be feeling is dissipated.... Because you can’t stop laughing. Then enters Dr. Elias.... He is extremely approachable, honest, and knowledgeable. It doesn’t hurt that he has multiple degrees. I am ecstatic that I found this business:
Dr. Elias pulled my wisdom teeth out like they called his mamma fat or something! Surgery was quick and basically painless. Didn’t need any of the pain meds and was back at work two days later looking like a snack. Diane was the nurse that took care of me for most of the process and she was so wonderful, kind, funny and sweet. If my wisdom teeth every grow back, I will definitely be coming back to Dr. Elias immediately. Thank you!
He did Facetite on me on a Friday and I was back to work on Monday - Dr. Elias is wonderful! He did Facetite on me on a Friday and I was back to work on Monday. He's a true artist & perfectionist! He's really good at injectables as well. I get Botox & fillers all the time with him. The staff is very friendly!
Excellent, clear communication, professional. Great staff with a fun vibe. Clean office. Lots of follow ups and no issues with my dental implant! Everyone was A+.
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Restore your self-esteem
While the breast reconstruction process can be lengthy, it is probably one of the most worthwhile procedures for our Sherman Oaks, CA patients at Southern California Center for Surgical Arts. It can help decrease the physical and emotional impact of breast cancer treatment while also allowing you to restore your self-confidence and figure. If you have breast cancer, have had an injury to the chest, or were born with a physical condition that affects the shape of your breasts, we invite you to call our Sherman Oaks, CA office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Husam Elias.