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Surgery to the unaffected breast - Symmetry
Some women chose to only have a mastectomy to the affected or cancerous breast. This is known as a one-sided or unilateral mastectomy. To create symmetry between the reconstructed breast and the natural breast, patients often require surgery. The type of surgery is patient specific. Some smaller breasted women may require an augmentation, or implant to the natural breast, while some women may only need a breast lift. Others still may need a breast reduction to the non-cancerous breast if they are naturally very large breasted. Surgery to create symmetry is normally done at the time your permanent implant is placed to your reconstructed side, or after you have healed from your muscle flap surgery. With unilateral reconstruction there is no firm time frame for surgery to create symmetry.
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Note about these procedures: When patients come in for a new patient consult, Dr. Burgess will review the various procedures she performs as well as discuss the other options available to patients. She will help guide you towards the reconstructive surgery that most compliments your aesthetic goals, as well as maintain close communication with your other physicians.
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Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elisa A. Burgess specializes in Lake Oswego face lift as well as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), liposuction, tummy tuck and breast augmentation. She serves the entire northwest Portland / Vancouver metro area and beyond.