What Is Breast Surgery?
Breast surgery involves surgically modifying the breast tissue in both men and women. As experienced general surgeons, our team specializes in breast surgeries for benign and malignant tumor removal, lumpectomy, and mastectomy procedures. Gynecomastia, which is a condition where the male breasts are enlarged, can be treated with breast surgery if the condition is causing undue stress, pain, or embarrassment. Our surgeons also perform lymph node biopsies and dissection if cancer is a possible concern. For more on receiving breast surgery in Sacramento or to set up a consultation, please contact Sierra Pacific Surgical in Roseville or Folsom, CA.
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Can I Have Breast Surgery?
It's important to understand first and foremost that the choice to undergo breast surgery is a deeply personal decision and should not come from the influence of anyone else. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts because you feel like they look deflated or are too small, have changed after pregnancy or weight loss, or something else, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. If you are thinking about breast surgery, you should be a healthy adult who has fully developed breasts. For more information on if you would qualify for breast surgery at our Sacramento, CA office, contact us to schedule a consultation today. We are here to help.
How Is Breast Surgery Performed?
Breast surgeries are performed by our team at an accredited surgical facility in the Northern California region. A lumpectomy is a breast surgery where an abnormal or malignant growth is removed while conserving as much of the breast tissue as possible. A mastectomy is the partial or complete removal of one or both breasts, typically carried out for the treatment of breast cancer. During these types of breast surgeries, our physicians may excise surrounding tissue and one or more lymph nodes to conduct a biopsy and determine if cancer has spread. Gynecomastia surgery is also offered by our skilled team to remove excess breast tissue in men and reshape the chest area for a more contoured appearance. Directly following any type of breast surgery, the experienced general surgeons at Sierra Pacific Surgical will do a post-op consultation to go over aftercare plans.
Breast Surgery FAQ
How long does breast surgery take?
A patient’s time in surgery will vary based on the type of breast surgery performed. Most breast surgeries for Sacramento, CA, patients last from one to several hours. During breast surgery consultations at Sierra Pacific Surgical, our surgeons can provide an estimated timeline for the procedure.
What type of anesthesia is needed for breast surgery?
Breast surgery may be performed under local or general anesthesia. Minor types of breast procedures may only require a local anesthetic, while more complex or extensive breast surgeries typically require general anesthesia. Our surgeons and team are dedicated to patient comfort and can help each individual understand their options for anesthesia.
What is the recovery process for breast surgery?
The recovery process after breast surgery will also vary according to the type of procedure performed. It is normal to experience soreness, swelling, bruising, and other symptoms after having breast surgery. Our team will provide information on specific instructions to follow, including how to care for the surgical sites, maintain any fluid drains that may be placed, and when to resume normal activities.
Advanced Breast Surgery Solutions
Choosing the right surgeon for breast surgery in Sacramento is a critical and personal decision. Our general surgeons are committed to innovative surgical standards and providing the utmost in patient comfort and security for patients throughout Northern California. Contact our state-of-the-art centers in Roseville or Folsom, CA to learn more about breast surgery with Sierra Pacific Surgical.