Save Your Breast

A Kinder, Gentler, More Beautiful Approach To Breast Reconstruction

The Benefits of Coordinating Cancer Treatments with Reconstructive Surgery

Breast cancer treatment and reconstructive breast surgery are often viewed as two completely separate entities. However, effectively coordinating these two essential aspects of your health and recovery can mean better breast reconstruction results along with a less stressful experience overall. I find that when reconstruction is already planned out before proceeding with a mastectomy or lumpectomy, the cancer surgery can be performed in a way that’s more complementary to final reconstruction results.

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Understanding Oncoplastic Surgery

The theory and practice that lie behind this modern philosophy toward cancer treatment is known as oncoplastic breast reconstruction. During oncoplastic surgery, I perform reconstructive breast surgery at the same time as cancer treatment in a way that ensures both optimum healthcare and superior reconstruction results.

Regular oncologists may recommend against a lumpectomy due to the potential for irregular breast contours following treatment, while breast reconstruction surgeons understand that the breast can be reshaped at the time of the lumpectomy using the right surgical skills and techniques. By combining lumpectomy with reconstruction, my patients can feel confident knowing that their health concerns are effectively treated while preserving as much natural breast tissue as possible.

A Better Treatment for Breast Cancer

A breast cancer diagnosis doesn’t mean having to live with permanently scarred or abnormal-looking breasts, nor should a mastectomy be considered mandatory when faced with breast cancer. In the right candidates, oncoplastic surgery provides an alternative to a traditional lumpectomy or mastectomy that maintains concerns over the final appearance of your breast as a high priority, without compromising your health.

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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