This 61-year-old woman wanted to reconstruct her breasts following her bilateral mastectomy procedure. She disliked the idea of having a completely flat chest after mastectomy, so she made an appointment to speak with a doctor who specializes in Orange County plastic surgery to reconstruct the breasts. When Dr. Smith talked with her about her needs and desires, they decided that an immediate breast reconstruction procedure using silicone implants would meet her objectives very well.
Directly after her mastectomy, Dr. Smith placed temporary implants called tissue expanders on each side through incisions around her areolas. Over the next few weeks he gradually filled her tissue expanders with saline solution, slowly stretching the surrounding area enough to create a gap where he could replace her expanders with silicone implants. Following this second procedure she had her nipples and areolas reconstructed to give her new breasts a more natural appearance.
The healing process for this surgery went very smoothly. Many women choose breast expansion procedures instead of flap procedure surgeries because often the time period of healing is shorter. This woman is very pleased with the natural feel and perky, well-defined shape of her breasts following her Orange County breast enhancement reconstructive surgery.
Patient Age: 61
Patient Gender: Female