RECONSTRUCTION OF THE BREAST
Reconstructive breast surgery is performed to create natural, authentic-looking breasts for patients who have had a mastectomy (or double mastectomy) after breast cancer treatment, or who suffer from a disfiguring genetic condition necessitating reconstructive breast surgery. Breast reconstruction surgery can be performed in conjunction with the mastectomy (immediate reconstruction), or after the mastectomy (delayed reconstruction).
Because of the complex nature of reconstructive breast surgery, breast reconstruction should only be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. J. Timothy Katzen. Dr. Katzen is a skillful, compassionate plastic surgeon, who specializes in reconstructive breast surgery. In his private practice, located in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Katzen has vast levels of experience working with post-mastectomy patients, and forms collaborative partnerships with his patients’ oncology teams in order to ensure that their reconstructive surgery is safe, successful, and in alignment with the primary cancer treatment plan.
Dr. Katzen takes pride in staying up to date with the latest advances in reconstructive breast surgery, and is proficient in a number of cutting edge techniques, including, but not limited to, grafting procedures to surgically recreate the nipple, tissue expansion procedures, the deep inferio epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap technique, and the transverse and myocutaneous gracilis (TMG) flap technique. After assessing your anatomy, clinical situation, personal preferences, and overall health, Dr. Katzen will select the technique for your surgery that will produce the most beautifully natural-looking results.
Reconstructive breast surgery details and recovery times vary from patient to patient, and are dependent upon the exact nature and scope of each patient’s specific treatment plan; however, Dr. Katzen treats every patient with absolute respect and dignity, and employs highly innovative surgical equipment and techniques in order to minimize his patients’ discomfort, maximize their safety, reduce their recovery time, and allow them to return to their busy schedules as expeditiously as possible.
Dr. Katzen’s practice is built on the foundational principle of surgical customization, meaning that as a patient, you will receive a unique treatment plan, tailored to reflect your specific aesthetic preferences, and designed to bring your surgical goals to fruition. Dr. Katzen and his professional staff have created a warm, welcoming office environment, where you will feel secure and comfortable throughout your breast reconstruction experience.
Dr. Katzen and his professional team understand the importance of well-informed patients, and will take the time to thoroughly explain your breast surgery procedural details and options. If you would like additional information about breast reconstruction surgery, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Katzen.