The surgery that can save a woman's life can also leave her feeling less than whole. Breast reconstruction is a sophisticated procedure that can restore balance and symmetry to a woman's figure after she has undergone a mastectomy. When performed by a plastic surgeon possessed of an advanced level of surgical skill and artistry such as Dr. A.M. Yenikomshian, extraordinarily natural-looking results are possible with breast reconstruction. At his San Jose practice, serving Los Gatos and surrounding communities, Dr. Yenikomshian takes joy in helping others through his surgical gifts.
Breast reconstruction is a procedure in which a number of advanced surgical techniques are used to reconstruct the breast mound after the loss of a breast due to cancer or another life-threatening disease. Dr. Yenikomshian performs breast reconstruction to help patients at his San Jose- and Los Gatos-area practice regain a sense of symmetry, wholeness, and femininity.
Dr. Yenikomshian performs breast reconstruction surgery at an accredited surgical center in the San Jose area. Because Dr. Yenikomshian tailors the breast reconstruction procedure to each individual patient, the details of the surgery vary from woman to woman. There are two main techniques, however, that the doctor may choose to employ, depending on a patient's unique case:
This method of breast reconstruction involves the use of breast implants to restore the appearance of full breasts. First, Dr. Yenikomshian must create a space for the implants. He does this by placing a balloon expander under the skin and chest muscle. Over time, this tissue expander will be inflated so as to gradually make room for the insertion of the breast implant.
For patients who don't want breast implants, the tram flap method may be a viable alternative method of breast reconstruction. With this technique, the patient's own tissue is taken from the abdomen and used to form a natural-looking breast mound. Women who have excess fat and loose skin in the abdominal area may be suitable candidates for this procedure.
Breast reconstruction has been performed to fulfill the aesthetic needs of many women who have lost a breast due to cancer or some other disease. Dr. Yenikomshian is pleased to offer exceptional breast reconstruction to women in the Los Gatos and San Jose area. To learn more about breast reconstruction, contact the Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery.
Individuals who are interested in receiving treatment from a skilled cosmetic surgeon in the San Jose and Los Gatos area should contact Dr. A.M. Yenikomshian today to schedule an appointment.
Serving Los Gatos, San Jose and the greater Bay Area
2585 Samaritan Dr Suite #302
San Jose, CA 95124
Ph / (408) 356-7788