A cancer diagnosis can be devastating and leave you in a state of shock. Fear and grief are common once the shock wears off, and coming to terms with the disease can take quite a while. The good news is that certain cancers are treatable. Breast cancer, for example, has a high survival rate when addressed quickly. If you have undergone surgery to remove breast cancer, the next step should be reconstruction. Dr. Aronowitz is one of the leading experts in reconstructive surgery and breast procedures. He has over 30 years of expertise in helping women post-breast cancer. Get in touch with our office in Los Angeles to schedule a consultation with Dr. Aronowitz today.
What Causes Breast Cancer?
The primary cause of breast cancer is genetic. If you have a family history of the disease, then your odds of having it greatly increase. Factors like gender, lifestyle, and environment also play a role in developing this illness.
You may first suspect breast cancer if you detect what feels like an abnormal lump in one of your breasts. This may be a benign tumor, or it may be nothing, but it could also be breast cancer, which is why you will want to investigate further as soon as possible. The only way to know for sure is to undergo a mammogram.
Surgical Options After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy can involve implants or autologous tissue. In some cases, both can be used to rebuild the breast. The right option for you will depend on the extent of your breast cancer treatment and the kind of look you’re hoping to achieve. Reconstruction can be immediate or delayed (that is, right after a mastectomy or sometime later). The preparation, procedure, and results of your surgery will be discussed by Dr. Aronowitz during your initial consultation.
What Results Can I Expect?
For most procedures, a special support bra or compression garment must be worn for several weeks after the procedure. This will help reduce swelling. You may also have small tubes called drains placed under your skin to drain excess fluid and blood. You will need to take it easy for a while until your breasts heal. The amount of downtime you need will depend on the extent of your surgery. Dr. Aronowitz will outline what you need to do to ensure you heal properly.
Schedule Surgery for Breast Cancer in Los Angeles, CA
If you have had surgery to remove cancerous tissue from the breast, Dr. Aronowitz can help reconstruct your breasts. As a well-renowned Beverly Hills surgeon, Dr. Aronowitz can effectively improve the shape and look of your breasts, even after an extensive mastectomy. Learn more about our surgical option by filling out and submitting the schedule form below or calling our office at (310) 659-0705.