Breast Reconstruction in Newport Beach, CA
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what is Breast Reconstruction?
More than 100,000 women undergo breast reconstruction surgery each year, which often is covered by health insurance. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi is highly-trained in breast reconstruction surgery and frequently performs this procedure at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Kelishadi can integrate seamlessly into your oncology team to reconstruct the breast(s) during or after mastectomy for breast cancer. Dr. Kelishadi's skill and attention in this procedure will be personalized to your special circumstances.
Reconstructive breast surgery options vary from those that are implant-based versus using your own tissue brought in utilizing a reliable blood supply nearby (local flaps) versus distant tissue (free-flap reconstruction with microsurgery to connect its feeding blood vessels to available local blood supply).
Do not stress yourself over the details of your reconstructive options because the procedures we can choose from are multifactorial and are influenced by your lifestyle, wishes, and oncologic treatment plan.
What Are The Benefits Of Breast Reconstruction?
A personalized breast reconstruction procedure designed and performed by Dr. Kelishadi can be transformational with a number of great benefits, including:
- Recreating breast shape, size, and look
- Improving bodily proportions
- Restoring physical and emotional balance
- Boosting self-image and confidence
- Allowing you to wear the clothes you like
- Offering multiple surgical options
- Achieving dramatic results that are natural-looking and permanent
am i a candidate for breast reconstruction?
You may need or desire breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery (mastectomy) or another deformity of your chest in order to look more proportionate and better in your clothes, to feel complete and more feminine, and as a direct result, more confident.
Breast Reconstruction Reviews
SSK is such a great practice. They are small enough to actually remember your name, and big enough to have a treatment for anything you could possibly want. When it comes to my body, I’m pretty particular with who I get treatments from. I had gotten saline implants sixteen years and three babies ago and wanted my boobs back where they belong. I didn’t take choosing a surgeon lightly. I had three consultations from friend referrals and chose Dr. Kelishadi for a few reasons. 1- his reputation and experience with breast work. 2- his honesty about outcome and expectations. 3- he never tries to upsell or encourage other areas to change. If anything, he encouraged me to be confident with my body as it is. From booking the surgery to even now, they make you feel cared for and listened to. Dr. Sean text me after surgery and for the next couple days to see how I was feeling and answer any questions. The office called as well to make sure I was being taken care of. It’s such a one stop shop I didn’t even have to go to the pharmacy to pickup all my meds and vitamins because Dr Sherry is a pharmacist. They really care about their patients and it shows. I had a lift and implant upgrade. I wanted bigger, but not tacky, sized boobs. Dr. Sean heard my desires and picked the perfect size to fit my body. He really is a master of his craft and I feel confident in every member of the staff being amazing at what they do. When I got Botox , PA Aida numbed me so I felt nothing, and really took her time to place the product perfectly. You’ll be in amazing hands and get award winning results.
Farrrr Exceeded my Hope! - I am 56 yrs old and needless to say my breasts looked my age. I had 3 other very bad surgeries through the years and would have left them as they were. However, I am also a runner and couldn't stand having such massive breasts (never what I wanted!) I recognized I asked ALOT of Dr. Kelishadi. I wanted them small, perky, and ok... like they did when I was 16. (don't judge : ) ). He was honest, managed my hopes and expectations warmly, and made me feel heard. After the surgery, he was honest and very sweet about how hard he had worked to meet my expectations/hopes. I have to tell you... HE DID! I never take the time to write these reviews, but this one is SO DESERVED! Yes, his staff was amazing and helped every step of the way, but when the rubber meets the road, we want our surgeries to be worth the pain and money. So if you are "on the fence" about who to choose or wonder if he is the right surgeon for you... GET OFF the fence! He will underpromise but over-deliver without question! I am super happy with my breasts. Thank you Dr. Kelishadi for hearing how important it was to me and understanding that I only have one body to live in. THX for making this one feel so much more like me!!!
My clients had referred me to Dr. Kelishadi a few years back. I finally had some down time get update myself. A mother of 2 and I’ve always been focusing on my kids as my number 1 priority. And now that my youngest is 7 it was time to take care of myself. I went in for a consultation and it was quick. Dr Kelishadi was very honest which I loved. He asked for photos of how I wanted my breast to look. I showed him an old photo of myself when I got it done in 2006. And mentioned to him what I didn’t want to happened. I let him do what he think is best because this is his field he knows what’s best. Since I was going down for my breast revision and lift I also decided to do a full tummy tuck. It’s been 2 months and of course I followed what Dr said. Paying a lot for this service and I am not trying to down under again. I am so happy with my result and definitely recommend every mom out there to invest in yourself after kids. I have nothing to hide because everyone thinks already that I didn’t need to do it. But it was for myself. Highly recommend him and his staff is super sweet. I also forgot to mention how I highly recommend my overnight stay at Privé. I booked for one night, but ended up staying two nights just because I love how peaceful it was. The two nurses I had were amazing.
I recently underwent a breast revision procedure at SSK Plastic Surgery, and I must say that my experience far exceeded my expectations. From start to finish, the entire journey was seamless, and I am absolutely thrilled with the results. Here’s why I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Kelishadi for anyone considering breast revision: Dr. Kelishadi is an exceptional plastic surgeon. From the initial consultation to the post-surgery follow-ups, Dr. Kelishadi displayed remarkable expertise and a genuine care for my well-being. He took the time to listen to and provided me with detailed explanations of the procedure. The entire team at SSK Plastic Surgery was welcoming, friendly and professional. They made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process, and their knowledge and expertise to my needs were remarkable. One aspect that truly impressed me was the personalized approach they took throughout the entire journey. I even worked with Dr. Sherrie for my hormones prior to surgery and needless to say I feel much better now. I felt that she too was invested in my overall health. Lastly, when it came to deciding the appropriate size for my revision, I had to place my trust in Dr. Kelishadi’s expertise and technique. I discussed my desired goals with him, and he carefully assessed my body proportions, existing breast tissue and overall aesthetic balance. Although I had initial apprehension about relinquishing control over to the size decision, I am thrilled to say that I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. The size chosen by Dr. Kelishadi was absolutely perfect! I would highly recommend SSK Plastic Surgery!
1 year post op my breast reconstruction with Dr. Kelishadi (implant exchange + redo old breast lift) and just wanted to say im really satisfied with the result and how much SSK surgery cares about you even months after your surgery. Everything healed great, no complications. Will definitely go with Dr. Kelishadi again after having kids and needing another lift :) Thank you!
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How is breast reconstruction performed?
During your consultation, we will spend a significant amount of time getting to know you and your situation; then we will devise the reconstructive plan that best suits your needs.
- If implant-based reconstruction is chosen, we employ proven techniques and strategies in conjunction with the latest and greatest breast implants choices available. This provides you with the results that feel the best and look most natural and symmetrical.
- If your own tissue is used as the foundation of “autologous” breast reconstruction, we usually use the abdomen, buttock, or back as the donor. This is a complex algorithm that is best discussed in person during consultation while comparing your other options.
- Fat grafting has also become a useful adjunct in our breast reconstruction techniques to help improve contour and better achieve symmetry.
how long is recovery after breast reconstruction?
After we have decided your personalized reconstructive plan, we will then be able to better explain details such as post-operative recovery time, anticipated length of hospital stay (if needed), your activity restrictions, etc. We try to use simple dressings that are easy to take care of and comfortable support garments. We will also do our best to help maximize your comfort after surgery by using a strategy combining oral pain medications and muscle relaxers; they have different functions and may work synergistically for more effective pain relief. We will schedule your first appointment usually a week after surgery and then at regular intervals to ensure optimal healing and timely progress.
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Breast Reconstruction FAQs
How much does breast reconstruction surgery cost?
Breast reconstruction is a complex surgery, so to get the best results, you should concentrate on selecting a skilled plastic surgeon who has years of experience like Dr. Kelishadi for the lowest price. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kelishadi will take time to understand your concerns and cosmetic goals before developing your unique reconstruction plan. Once this is complete, he can discuss cost estimates, options for payment, and where to find low-interest financing.
Does insurance cover my surgery?
The Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) of 1998 requires health insurance policies that cover breast cancer surgery (mastectomy) to also cover breast reconstruction surgery. If you have health insurance, a team member at SSK Plastic Surgery will help explain your policy and coverage. We will also help you submit any needed paperwork to your insurance.
Which technique should I choose?
With so many options, there is no single technique that is right for everyone. The best method for you will depend on your needs, goals, and physique. In your initial consultation, Dr. Kelishadi can discuss your choices, including both flaps and implants, so you understand the advantages and drawbacks of each before deciding which is best for you. Whether you decide on implants or a flap, Dr. Kelishadi will do his best to give you great results.
What about nipple reconstruction?
Reconstruction of the nipple-areola complex is typically done with 3D cosmetic tattooing. If you are interested in having your nipple-areola complex tattooed onto your reconstructed breast(s), you should tell Dr. Kelishadi during your initial consultation. He will go over your options to help you decide if you'd like nipple and areola reconstruction to be included in your treatment plan.
Should I have reconstruction with my mastectomy or wait?
The timing of your breast reconstruction is dependent on many factors. Some patients choose to have their reconstruction performed along with their mastectomy, while some patients decide to defer reconstruction surgery. Dr. Kelishadi suggests you make an appointment for a consultation after a diagnosis of breast cancer so you can start thinking about your options, including when you want to have breast reconstruction surgery. If you want to get reconstruction at the same time as your mastectomy, Dr. Kelishadi will collaborate with your oncologist to plan your care.
Restore your look, Restore confidence
Being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing treatment can be devastating, but you can count on Dr. Kelishadi as your Orange County breast reconstruction surgeon to help make you “feel whole again” while producing natural-looking and symmetrical aesthetic results. For more detailed information, please visit us for a thorough consultation to discuss the risks and benefits of procedures for which you may be a candidate.