Almost all women who have a lumpectomy or mastectomy are candidates for at least one type of breast reconstruction. The specific technique that is best for your situation will depend on several factors including:
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s important to learn more about your breast reconstruction options. Contact us online or call 949-759-0980 for more information and to learn why you should travel to Southern California for expert breast cancer care.
I specialize in oncoplastic breast reconstruction, an advanced technique that is performed in conjunction with a team of doctors including a surgical oncologist, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, radiologist, and pathologist.
This technique is a viable option for women who will have lumpectomies to remove a breast tumor. The best candidates are women who put a high priority on breast conservation along with having a single surgery to remove the breast cancer and reconstruct the breast, and who want to ensure that their breast looks as good as it possibly can after surgery.
The primary goal of any breast cancer surgery is to completely eliminate all cancerous tissue. Reconstruction is only performed when it will not affect your breast cancer treatment. Your breast reconstruction options may be limited, or the quality of your results may be compromised in the following situations:
Every breast reconstruction I perform requires a unique approach to address the specific patient’s issues and challenges. My goal, in concert with the entire cancer care team at Hoag Hospital, is to create a satisfying and beautiful breast reconstruction result in every case. With oncoplastic breast reconstruction in particular, the results we achieve yield beautiful, youthful, natural breasts. Breast reconstruction can help you feel whole again and increase your self-confidence about the look of your breasts.
Before reconstructive surgery, take a look at photos of women who have had the same type of cancer surgery and reconstructive surgery you are considering. In this way, you can develop a better idea of the types of outcomes that are typical and make sure you feel comfortable with what your breasts are likely to look like after surgery.
If you have questions about breast reconstruction, my staff and I are happy to help. By working with a team of Southern California's most experienced breast reconstruction surgeons, radiologists, and nurses, we are able to provide women with the best possible options for one of the most life-changing and rewarding surgeries. Please contact us online or call (949) 759-0980 for more information.
Dr. Savalia is known for the most innovative, advanced breast reconstruction techniques. He is a board certified plastic surgeon and artist who creates the most natural, elegant, personalized aesthetic results. He is as renown for his care and compassion as he is for extraordinary outcomes. This is why he was named one of Orange County’s Physicians of Excellence by his peers.
Dr. Savalia’s Breast Health Center team includes the finest oncologists, radiation specialists, geneticists, and nurse navigators. Being cared for by an established team is a great advantage for patients.
"I prefer a light-handed approach that leaves my patients looking visibly rejuvenated, not surgically enhanced."