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Aesthetic breast reconstructive surgery is a very important part of the healing process for mastectomy patients. The skill, compassion, and artistry of your plastic surgeon greatly affects your recovery and outcome. Breast reconstruction following mastectomy has been a passion of internationally known, double board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Jay Orringer for more than 30 years.
He considers it a privilege to share in the healing journey following mastectomy and reconstruction.
Breast Reconstruction Options
In general terms, breast reconstructive options...Read More
Breast reduction, also called reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure that reduces the size and weight of a woman’s breasts. It is used to remove excess breast tissue, skin, and fat, while typically elevating the position of the nipple and areola. Breast reduction can achieve a more proportional and comfortable breast size and alleviate the burdens associated with excessively large breasts, a condition known as macromastia.
For many people, tummy tuck surgery is an effective way to achieve a flatter, more toned abdominal appearance. It is commonly performed to address cosmetic concerns following pregnancy and substantial weight loss. However, it can be a great option for someone struggling to reach his or her fitness goals, despite good diet and exercise.
During the procedure, double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Orringer, will remove excess skin and fat, while tightening loose abdominal muscles. This procedure generally offers a long-lasting cosmetic improvement and patients typical...Read More
Autologous tissue breast reconstruction is one category of procedure to rebuild the breast(s) after mastectomy. It involves taking excess tissue from another place on the body, most often the abdomen, and moving it to the chest wall to form a new breast mound. Today’s techniques usually involve using skin and fat and preserving muscle.
This approach can be performed alone or in conjunction with implant reconstruction. It can also be done at different times, either immediately after mastectomy surgery or at a later date, depending on the patient’s unique situation.
Dr. Jay Orringer is a double-board certified plastic surgeon,...Read More
Smoking before or after breast reduction, or any operation, can severely affect healing and increase the risk of other complications. Smoking decreases blood flow to the healing tissues, including the skin. As a result, loss of the nipple and other breast tissue may occur. Poor healing may result. If wound separation occurs, smoking will slow the healing process.
In addition, smoking decreases lung function which can lead to post-operative pneumonia and other lung complications. Dr. Orringer strongly advises patients not to smoke beginning at least one month before surgery...Read More
When it comes to breast cancer, knowledge, prevention, and early detection save lives and offer the best possible outcome. For that reason, it is important to understand a central topic related to breast cancer: hereditary risk.
Keep reading to learn about this subject, including information on BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations and when to consider genetic testing. Additionally, explore the potential breast reconstruction choices available to high-risk individuals considering prophylactic mastectomy surgery.
Understanding BRCA1 and BRCA2
Breast cancer is associated with ge...Read More
When it comes to exercising after a breast lift, every patient is different. Your ability to resume exercise after surgery depends on the extent of your procedure and your individual progress.
Double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Orringer, will recommend what he considers to be appropriate increases in activity levels based on your progress during your recovery. Keep reading for a general timeline of when you may be able to exercise, and at what intensity, after a breast lift.
Day of Surgery and First Week
Dr. Orringer strongly believes patients should...Read More
Picking a breast implant size and style is one of the most important and personal decisions you will make regarding your breast augmentation procedure. While there are a range of implant sizes and styles which can potentially deliver beautiful results for your body type, the right option for you will depend on several specific factors.
To help you choose a breast implant size and style that will suit your unique needs and goals, double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Orringer, will carefully evaluate the following factors:Your height and weight Your chest... Read More
The purpose of tummy tuck surgery is to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal region while tightening weakened or separated abdominal muscles. This procedure is often beneficial for women who have gone through pregnancy or individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight. However, many Beverly Hills patients wonder if this procedure can also correct stubborn stretch marks.
Stretch Marks and Tummy Tuck
During a tummy tuck, Dr. Orringer removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal region. Some stretch mark removal often occurs during a tummy tuck as...Read More
Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding are incredibly rewarding, but they may take a toll on your body. The unfortunate truth is that many women struggle to regain their pre-pregnancy figures after having children. Multiple pregnancies tend to make it even harder to bounce back.
Often, diet and exercise aren’t enough to correct the issues you’re experiencing as a new mother, including lost breast volume, loose skin, excess fat, and muscle laxity of the abdominal area. That’s where a mommy makeover may be beneficial. This individualized combination of plastic surgery procedures may sign...Read More