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A Kinder, Gentler, More Beautiful Approach To Breast Reconstruction

How to Preserve Your Natural Breast Shape after a Lumpectomy

As modern treatments of breast cancer become increasingly focused on conservation of as much natural breast tissue as possible, more women than ever now opt for a lumpectomy when available as an option in treating their illness. In my practice, I focus on an oncoplastic approach to breast reconstruction, which combines a full and effective cancer treatment with plastic surgery techniques to produce superior cosmetic results.

Lumpectomy and Breast Contours

Women who undergo a lumpectomy typically start with radiation sessions to shrink the tumor down to a size that can be effectively removed from the breast. While a lumpectomy can be an excellent method of saving as much of the breast as possible, many women fear that their breasts will be permanently indented or deformed by the tumor removal.

However, by working with a comprehensive team of medical professionals, I am frequently able to restore beautiful breast contours with oncoplastic surgery following a lumpectomy. After the tumor is fully removed, I take an aesthetic approach to repairing the affected breast(s), which can involve reshaping tissue, tightening breast skin or using augmentation techniques. Each time the procedure is performed, my approach is tailored to the specific needs of the patient. My medical team maintains a focus on excising the tumor fully for minimal chance of recurrence without compromising the aesthetic result.

By focusing on preserving breast shape after a lumpectomy, many women find that their results are as natural looking as their pre-operational state, allowing breast cancer survivors to move forward from their illness with confidence and a positive attitude.

Dr. Nirav Savalia


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.

A Team Approach for the Best Breast Care Possible

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."

What Dr. Savalia's Patients Are Saying


Dr. Savalia is a very gifted surgeon and has true artistic ability. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Savalia for any type of plastic surgery. He truly exceeded my expectations. I feel very fortunate to have worked with him and his team and if I ever have any need for a plastic surgeon in the future he will be my first choice.

- RIMA, AGE 55

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