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Restoration of your femininity

If you are a breast cancer survivor, you know the joy and relief of defeating this terrible disease. As you move forward with your life, you may be facing significant damage to your breasts caused by the cancer treatments you received. You may have lost one or both breasts to mastectomy, or a breast may have been severely altered in a lumpectomy.

Mastectomy, double mastectomy, and lumpectomy are breast cancer surgeries that can save lives. When the treatment is over, breast reconstruction surgery can restore the appearance of your breasts and help raise your self-esteem, so you can look and feel like yourself again.

Dr. Alexander Sinclair is a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in all types of plastic surgery. In his practice at Sinclair Plastic Surgery, he currently specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery, with a particular focus on breast surgery.

Dr. Sinclair has successfully operated on thousands of patients in the greater Los Angeles area. No matter what breast cancer treatment you have undergone, he can devise a breast reconstruction procedure to improve your appearance so you can move ahead with your life.

Breast Reconstruction Procedures

Breast reconstruction can be performed with various surgical techniques, depending on your unique anatomy and the cancer treatment you have undergone. Dr. Sinclair will perform a careful evaluation, discuss the available options, and recommend the most appropriate procedure for your breast reconstruction.

Nipple reconstruction surgery can be performed in conjunction with breast reconstruction or as a separate procedure. Surgical techniques for breast reconstruction include:

Flap technique

This procedure involves a small incision running along the edge of the areola in the top half of the breast. The crescent lift is often performed when a breast lift is combined with implants. This technique is not generally appropriate when breast sagging is more than minimal.

Tissue expansion

This is a lengthy process that requires a number of office visits and may take weeks or months to complete. However, recovery is quicker with this process than with a flap procedure. A tissue expander is placed under the skin and gradually filled with saline solution. This gradually stretches the skin, creating enough room to insert a breast implant.

Breast implants

Saline or silicone gel-filled implants can be used in combination with a flap technique or tissue expansion to create a breast mound.

Breast reconstruction on one breast alone after a mastectomy will produce a reconstructed breast with a different shape and feel than the untreated natural breast. Some women may choose to have surgery on the natural breast to achieve greater symmetry and balance.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

PRACTICE POLICY UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated - June 26th 2020

The COVID-19 epidemic has created unprecedented circumstances for our community. Our practice has been paying close attention to the guidelines put in place by the government and

With this in mind, we are offering virtual consultations to patients via face time, however, face-to-face in-office consultation are still available. We are still seeing post-operative patients and patients requiring ongoing treatments. To schedule, a virtual consultation or in-office consultation call our office.

Please know that we are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and doing our part to make sure that you are protected

  • We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. Our preventative measures include:
  • Fully training all staff members to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • Appointments will be staggered to avoid congestion in the waiting room.
  • Checking temperatures of every patient that comes into the office.
  • Asking all staff, vendors and ancillary personnel to refrain from coming to the office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Asking every patient to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms and inquiring about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing, as this continues to be the most important mode of prevention.
  • Although it is something that we have always constantly done, we are now doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • Constantly sanitizing all surfaces (which we have always done as an accredited facility).

However, we have now increased this routine and are wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities multiple times each day.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this country even better than it currently is. We are closely monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will update our practice’s guidelines as needed to protect our patients.

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