Looking for implant-free SWIM breast reconstruction in Beverly Hills? Cassileth Plastic Surgery offers a revolutionary, no-implant, "natural" reconstruction technique created by Dr. Lisa Cassileth. After mastectomy, the skin and fat surrounding the breast are meticulously folded and reshaped to create a new breast, while preserving the nipple. This is an ideal procedure for people undergoing mastectomy who do not want to have an implant.
During this revolutionary procedure, the breast reconstruction takes place during one-stage surgery. First, the mammary tissue is removed during the mastectomy portion of the procedure, while the skin and subcutaneous fat are preserved. During the reconstruction portion of the procedure, the extra fat is folded and placed to create the breast shape. This is an excellent option for women who do not want the extensive surgery, incisions, and the long recovery period of a traditional flap procedure. Unlike traditional flap surgeries, no muscle is sacrificed and no abdominal, back, or buttocks tissue is transferred.
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Dr. Cassileth is an amazing surgeon. She is incredibly talented and a lovely human being. She really cares for her patients and it shows. Did I say she is also very, very talented? I came to her for a revision of breast reconstruction after having had a not-sogood job with my breast reconstruction surgery following a double mastectomy. She did magic. My results now look outstanding! I look incredibly natural! Going through a mastectomy-breast reconstruction is an incredibly hard experience as it is, and I believe we women deserve a plastic surgeon who can understand us and make us feel beautiful. Dr. Cassileth did just that! Also, her office is beautiful and all the staff was pleasant, professional and caring. All and all, 5 stars! I would give it 6 stars if I could.
The final results from SWIM breast reconstruction are natural, symmetrical breasts with the nipple intact. This procedure produces amazing results after mastectomy and provides a youthful, smaller breast with minimal incisions.
The breast is created from the patient's own tissue and fat, for an implant-free, "natural" reconstruction.
SWIM (Skin-sparing Wise-pattern Internal Mammary perforator) combines a nipple-sparing mastectomy with a breast reduction for a no-implant, no-free-flap reconstruction. The excess subcutaneous fat from the breast and the surrounding area—traditionally discarded in mastectomy—are used to re-create a new breast without the need for a breast implant.
Unlike traditional flap surgeries, no muscle is sacrificed in SWIM breast reconstruction, and no abdominal, back, or buttocks tissue is transferred. This is an excellent option for women who do not want the extensive surgery, incisions, and the long recovery period of a traditional flap procedure.
SWIM breast reconstruction is great for women who do not want traditional reconstruction using an implant and is an excellent option for women who have had radiation, who have large breasts, and those who were told by their doctors that they are not good candidates for implant-based breast reconstruction. This natural reconstruction, which looks more like a breast reduction than a mastectomy, offers a complete nipple-sparing mastectomy with beautiful, natural results.
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