BREAST RECONSTRUCTION LOS ANGELES, CA
Dr. Hoefflin performs reconstruction surgery to restore its original appearance following a mastectomy for cancer. Having trained at two of the premier breast reconstruction hospitals in our nation, UCLA and Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Hoefflin offers his patients the newest and safest techniques. Dr. Hoefflin works intimately ever week with the finest oncologists from two centers of excellence, the UCLA/Ronald Reagan hospital and Saint John’s Health Center in Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Dr. Hoefflin strives to create a new bust and nipple that resemble the woman’s natural appearance as closely as possible in shape, size and position.
Any woman facing mastectomy also faces another difficult decision, the desire for and timing of reconstructive surgery. While the procedure can be performed many years following cancer surgery, recent advances encourage patients to undergo simultaneous mastectomy and reconstruction. Simultaneous procedures offers several distinct emotional advantages: the avoidance of a non-reconstructed breast, a reduced period of postoperative discouragement in appearance, the avoidance of potentially unnatural appearing implants, and an improved sense of self-confidence and self-esteem. Having the procedure preformed simultaneously also offers several surgical advantages: preservation of native skin on the reconstructed breast, greater symmetry in shape and volume, and the avoidance of another major general anesthetic procedure.
During your consultation, Dr. Hoefflin will discuss all of the options for both autogeneous (self tissue) and prosthetic reconstruction.
To learn if you are a candidate for the surgery, contact Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Hoefflin for a complimentary consultation.