Breast reconstruction for a breast that has been surgically removed due to breast cancer or other disease is one of the most rewarding procedures, says Newport Beach board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Tenley Lawton.
For many women, breast reconstruction can and is performed at the same time as removal of the breast. When reconstruction is done simultaneously, immediately following the removal of the breast due to cancer, it is called immediate reconstruction. In these cases, Dr. Tenley works with the breast surgeon in the hospital during all phases of the surgery. When reconstruction is done at a later date it is called delayed reconstruction. With immediate reconstruction, however, a patient does not see herself without her breast or breasts and does not see any asymmetry. Many women prefer this.
New medical techniques and devices have made it possible to reconstruct a breast that resembles the shape and appearance of the opposite natural breast*. The surgical options that Dr. Lawton selects will depend upon:
- the size and shape of the opposite breast
- the desire to use your own tissue (autogenous) versus tissue expansion with an implant
- your follow-up treatment course and stage disease
- your body size
- the availability of your own tissue
- any pre-existing medical conditions
Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction is not a simple procedure and sometimes requires several operations to complete a fully reconstructed breast. Together, you and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton will discuss all the options and answer all your questions during your initial and subsequent consultations in her Newport Beach office.
Breast Reconstruction Photos
During your consultation with Dr. Lawton, you will have the opportunity to look through before and after photos of actual Orange County breast reconstruction patients but you are welcome to get familiar with some of our real patient cases by looking in our online breast reconstruction photo gallery.
Moving Forward Together
If you’re looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon in Orange County with a female’s perspective then Dr. Tenley Lawton is potentially the ideal fit for you when planning your next step in recovery. Breast reconstruction is a very emotional and life-changing procedure for the many women who fight breast cancer each year and you should certainly take the time to contact a surgeon that is qualified and has the experience to see you through a successful and safe reconstruction.
Dr. Lawton will explain the procedure during your consultation for breast reconstruction surgery, outlining the benefit and risks of each option. She will work in concert with your breast surgeon to ensure optimal care for you and aesthetic results that look natural and feel like they are truly a part of you.
Would you like to learn more about a Breast Reconstruction procedure? Fill out the “Request a Consultation” form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at 949-640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.