Exciting New Advancements in Breast Reconstruction by Dr. Lisa B. Cassileth

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A Revolutionary No-Implant Breast Reconstruction Procedure

Industry-leading Beverly Hills plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Lisa Cassileth MD, FACS has created a revolutionary new breast reconstruction technique called SWIM.

What Makes It Unique:
The procedure uses the patient’s tissue and fat to recreate the breast after mastectomy, for an implant-free, “natural” breast reconstruction.

What is SWIM Breast Reconstruction?
SWIM stands for skin-sparing wise-pattern internal mammary perforator and is taking breast cancer reconstruction options to exciting new levels for women undergoing mastectomy.

This revolutionary new technique invented by Dr. Lisa Cassileth combines a nipple-sparing mastectomy with a breast reduction for a no-implant, no-free-flap breast reconstruction. All breast mammary tissue is removed and the leftover skin and fat from the patient’s original breast and surrounding area is folded to create a new breast. Unlike traditional flap surgeries, no muscle is sacrificed and no abdominal, back, or buttocks tissue is transferred. What is amazing about this new breast reconstruction procedure is the ability to preserve blood flow to the nipple and utilize the excess subcutaneous fat traditionally discarded in mastectomy to recreate a new breast without the need for a breast implant.

Who Is a Candidate for SWIM Breast Reconstruction?
This procedure can be performed on patients with moderate to large breasts and is an excellent option for women who have had radiation, have large pendulous breasts, have had medical problems, and those who have been told by their doctors that they are not good candidates for traditional breast reconstruction.

Cassileth Plastic Surgery & Skin Care is a top Beverly Hills plastic surgery practice and med spa specializing in one-stage, direct-to-implant breast reconstruction and SWIM breast reconstruction. Founder Dr. Lisa Cassileth is an innovator and pioneer in breast reconstruction and has been practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery in Beverly Hills for over 16 years. Her reputation for repairing failed cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries attracts patients from all over the United States and throughout the world.

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Cassileth Plastic Surgery at (310) 278-8200 and ask for Wendy or email info@cassileth.com.

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