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Breast Reconstruction

Rebuild After Trauma or Surgery in Palm Desert

Breast reconstruction at Palm Desert's Cosmetic Surgery Institute can involve anything from filling in the wound left behind by a lumpectomy to creating two new breasts that take the place of the original mounds removed via bilateral mastectomy. No matter the patient's specific situation, the goal is to create breasts that are as natural looking as possible.

Some women choose to get prosthetics, while others simply live with their scars. Women who choose breast reconstruction surgery may have any of a number of motivations, including a desire to reclaim something "taken away" by disease, a wish for clothes to fit properly, wanting to correct an asymmetry, or something entirely personal. Whatever the reason, Cosmetic Surgery Institute is prepared to help.

Our experienced surgeons are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about breast reconstruction, surgical details, and more in the Los Angeles area. Request a complimentary consultation online or call (760) 837-0364 to discuss your options.

What to Expect from the Breast Reconstruction Procedure

Since there are many situations that may prompt a woman to seek out breast reconstruction, there are many ways the actual procedure can take shape. It can be very helpful for the plastic surgeon to coordinate closely with the doctor or team handling the mastectomy or similar procedure, as the cosmetic component can be taken into account from the beginning of the treatment. Certain options are only available to certain patients. Implants, for instance, can be negatively impacted by radiation, so breast reconstruction with silicone- or saline-filled shells should not be performed on women who have future radiation therapy treatments planned.

Filling in scars or wounds can involve fat transfer augmentation, which is the injection of fat cells collected from the abdomen or elsewhere on the body. This procedure involves collecting the cells via liposuction, processing them, then adding them where needed.

Some women may have some breast tissue remaining, which can allow for the insertion of an implant to add volume, as with traditional breast augmentation. In other breast reconstruction cases, the amount of tissue may be insufficient, so the plastic surgeon must create a pocket to accept the implant, often by gradually expanding the existing tissue with a specialized device.

Also, depending on the way tissue is removed, breast reconstruction may or may not involve the creation of the appearance of a new nipple. Nipple-sparing breast reconstruction can leave the existing nipple in place in certain cases, while women who have a total mastectomy, but who want their breasts to look or feel as natural as possible, can have the surgeon build them a new nipple from tissue. This reconstruction will not be a working nipple connected to milk ducts, but it can preserve the contours of a typical breast. Tattooing can color the nipple and areola a different shade from the surrounding skin.

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Cosmetic Surgery Institute

At Cosmetic Surgery Insitute of Palm Desert, we approach each patient with imagination and artistry in mind.

Our team of board-certified plastic surgeons and health care professionals offer the latest treatments for beauty and aesthetic enhancements in a safe, welcoming atmosphere.

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For your breast reconstruction procedure, you will likely be put under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. No matter the procedure specifics, the breasts and chest area will feel sore and may be bruised or swollen in the days and weeks after the surgery. Down time for recuperation and rest is a must.

Other Breast-Related Options

Cosmetic Surgery Institute offers several breast surgery options for women, including breast reduction and breast lift. Any breast procedure can also be part of a Mommy Makeover. Talk to the team to explore what may be best for you.

Contact Palm Desert's Cosmetic Surgery Institute to arrange a consultation for breast reconstruction in the Los Angeles area. Request a complimentary consultation online or call (760) 837-0364.

Real Patient

Real Patient Stories

I'm into 1 year after having my saline breast augmentation and I can't be happier. The results are exactly what I wanted; they look and feel super natural. The staffs are helpful in making you feel comfortable and answering any questions you may have. The doctor is very pleasant and informative. I would highly recommend him to any one of my friends and/or family!

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- A.E., 5 Star Google Review (Dec 2018)

*Model pictured. Actual patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.

Real Patient

Real Patient Stories

The lady at the front was wonderful. They were able to break down all the post op instructions for my recovery time and did a really good job. So far everything looks really good and scarring was minimal to none.

Google Reviews

– A.H., 5 Star Google Review (Mar 2019)

*Model pictured. Actual patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.

Real Patient

Real Patient Stories

Always had a great experience when coming here. I feel more confident in myself since seeing Dr. Z. The team at CSI is amazing and goes the extra mile. I would absolutely refer anyone to this place!

Google Reviews

– M.G., 5 Star Google Review (Mar 2019)

*Model pictured. Actual patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.

Real Patient

Real Patient Stories

I went to Dr. Mo over a year ago for a breast augmentation. I was absolutely blown away by him and his team. Their caring bedside manner made me feel so comfortable and so welcome. I am beyond happy with my choice and highly recommend Cosmetic Surgery Institute of Palm Desert to anyone looking to enhance themselves.

Google Reviews

– A.M., 5 Star Google Review (Dec 2018)

*Model pictured. Actual patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.

We restore, repair, and make whole those parts which fortune has taken away, not so much that they delight the eyes but they buoy up the spirit and help the mind of the beset.

– Tagliacozzi (1597)

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73-710 Alessandro Drive, Suite A1
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Phone (760) 837-0364

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