WESTMED Breast Center: Dr. Suzman and Dr. Fou Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
- Breast Reconstruction
- Tissue Expander
- Tissue Expanders
- Silicone Breast Implants
- Breast Implant Exchange
- Bilateral Mastectomy
- Skin Sparing Mastectomy
- Tissue Expanders
- Breast Cancer Reconstruction
- Sientra Implants
- Breast Cancer
- Implant Breast Reconstruction
- Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
Dr. Suzman Reconstruction
This young patient had an excellent cosmetic result with breast reconstruction. Her smaller breast size allowed for nipple preserving mastectomy, which was performed masterfully by Dr. Adora Fou. This allowed Dr. Suzman's reconstruction with implants to have a natural result with a shape even better than before surgery. Healing can be difficult when neoadjuvant chemotherapy is required, but fortunately, she healed well with careful surgery and post-operative care by the WESTMED Breast Center team. More
Side views show balanced size and improved contour after Dr. Suzman's breast reconstruction More
Breast cancer chemotherapy
- Chemotherapy is frequently recommended for breast cancer treatment when the tumor characteristics such as size, receptor status, and lymph node involvement dictate that chemotherapy will be helpful
- Some chemotherapy agents have effects on the whole body and suppress the immune system, thereby making healing and reconstruction more difficult. However, the higher cure rate makes these treatments necessary and worth the risks. Your plastic surgeon can help you through the healing process, and if problems arise, prompt treatment can still result in a future nice outcome in many, even most, cases.
- Newer chemotherapy choices are targeted at teh specific breast cancer cells, such as homone receptors or other surface structures. These important advances can reduce breast cacner recurrence risks with far fewer side effects and may not impact healing. Your oncologist can help guide you on these treatment choices. The National Comprehensice Cancer Network website, NCCN.org has imformation about the latest treatment recommnedations.
- At WESTMED Medical Group's Breast Center, we are proud of our state of the art treatment and outstainding results. We are national leaders in mammogram rates breast screening and offer the full array of current breast cancer treatmetnts with cure rates and convenice of care that meet or exceed all national standards.
* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.