This 50-year-old breast cancer patient knew she was going to need a mastectomy, and decided to find out about options for immediate breast reconstruction. She scheduled a consultation with Dr. Smith to get his opinion on her options for breast reconstruction in California.Dr. Smith recommended a breast augmentation using an implant and expander, so he and the patient spent some time deciding on the right implant size and shape to create the full, balanced, and natural appearance she wanted.
The patient’s surgical procedure required several steps, beginning with an areola-sparing mastectomy and immediate placement of a tissue expander, a temporary implant that Dr. Smith would eventually replace with a true breast implant. Following her initial surgery, the patient returned to Dr. Smith’s office periodically to have him fill the expander slowly with a saline solution so that it could gradually expand her breast tissues over time.
In a second surgical procedure, this patient had her expander replaced with a silicone gel breast implant. To balance her new look, the patient also received a silicone implant in her right breast through an inframammary incision, and had her left breast’s nipple reconstructed in a nipple graft procedure.
After her breast reconstruction using Newport Beach breast implants, the patient’s breasts appear natural and full. The volume and shape of her breasts fit her body type very well, complementing her slim frame without appearing too large. The patient is very happy with her results as well as her surgeon’s precision and care.
Patient Age: 50
Patient Gender: Female