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Breast Procedures
Conveniently located to serve Long Beach, Los Alamitos, and the South Bay

Dr. Keith Hurvitz, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is an expert provider of reconstructive and cosmetic breast procedures in Long Beach. Dr. Hurvitz will create a customized surgical plan to safely achieve your goals.

Breast procedures are a popular choice for individuals seeking to enhance their physical appearance and boost their self-confidence. Dr. Hurvitz is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in performing breast surgery in Long Beach, including breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. With a focus on patient safety and satisfaction, Dr. Hurvitz offers personalized care and customized treatment plans to help patients achieve their desired results. Whether you’re looking to enhance your breast size, improve breast symmetry, or address sagging or drooping breasts, Dr. Hurvitz can help you achieve your goals.

Our Breast Procedures:

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves the placement of implants to enhance the size and projection of the breasts. Implants will restore the volume that has been lost due to weight loss, pregnancy, or aging.

Dr. Hurvitz offers breast implant augmentation procedures using silicone, saline, and stabilized gel-filled implants of different sizes and shapes. The procedure involves Dr. Hurvitz making small incisions in the breasts and inserting the implants either beneath the chest muscle or directly behind the breast tissue.

Breast Implant Exchange

Breast implant exchange involves removing old or damaged breast implants and replacing them with new ones. This procedure may be performed due to a variety of reasons, such as implant rupture, capsular contracture, or a desire for a different size or type of implant.

Breast Lift

During breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, the doctor will improve the appearance of breasts that are sagging and have lost their shape and firmness. During a mastopexy procedure, Dr. Hurvitz will remove excess skin and lift the breast tissue to create a more youthful and perky appearance. The doctor can perform breast lift surgery alone or in combination with other procedures such as breast augmentation or reduction.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction surgery is a very customized procedure to rebuild breasts after a mastectomy or lumpectomy or to improve congenital anomalies affecting breast shape, position, symmetry, or nipples and areolae.

There are different techniques of breast reconstruction available, including implant placement, fat transfer, and flap-based reconstruction. Dr. Hurvitz will consider numerous factors, including your preferences, body type, and medical history, when recommending a surgical plan for your breast reconstruction.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery performed by Dr. Hurvitz can dramatically improve a patient’s quality of life, both physically and emotionally. Women with overgrown breast tissue commonly suffer from rashes and skin breakdown, posture issues, and chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain. Women with overgrown breast tissue may be too physically uncomfortable or feel too self-conscious to participate in certain activities or join an exercise facility.

Fat Transfer (Breast)

Fat transfer to the breast, also called natural breast augmentation, is a surgical technique that involves first removing excess fat from a particular area of the patient’s body. The fat is processed to remove impurities and then transferred by injection into the breasts.

This technique improves breast volume and projection without implants. Patients who opt for this procedure can expect to avoid post-surgical marks, experience a lower chance of complications, and achieve a very natural-looking outcome.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for breast surgery, whether it’s augmentation, reduction, breast lift surgery, or reconstruction procedure, are individuals who have carefully considered their motivations, understand the procedure, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes. Additionally, being a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking before and after the surgery, as well as having a stable weight, contributes positively to candidacy for breast procedures. Candidates should also have a clear understanding of the risks and potential complications associated with the surgery.

Breast Procedure Consultation

A breast procedure consultation is the first step in the process. It allows patients to learn the detailed information needed to make an informed decision. Dr. Hurvitz will examine your anatomy and spend time reviewing your medical history and goals for treatment. This information will enable the doctor to create a customized surgical plan for you.

Results and Expectations

Realistic expectations are fundamental to a satisfying outcome. Dr. Hurvitz emphasizes open communication, providing visual simulations or references to help you envision potential results. Through before-and-after imagery and discussions about post-operative changes, we aim to ensure a clear understanding of what can be achieved. Our goal is to deliver natural-looking results after your breast augmentation in Long Beach that align with your aesthetic goals while prioritizing safety and well-being.

Contact Us Today

Dr. Hurvitz and our highly trained staff look forward to the opportunity to help you feel confident about your choice for a breast procedure in Long Beach. Contact our office and arrange your breast procedure consultation today.

 

Breast Augmentation Q&A

Can breast implants affect breastfeeding?

Breast implants generally do not prevent you from breastfeeding, but individual factors such as the type of surgery can influence your ability to breastfeed. We recommend discussing your breastfeeding plans with Dr. Hurvitz during your consultation.

How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation or breast lift surgery?

Recovery varies by individual, but most patients can return to work and light activities within a week. Full recovery, including resuming strenuous activities, typically takes about four to six weeks.

Are there any risks or complications associated with breast procedures?

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved. Common complications may include infection, changes in nipple sensation, and implant leakage. During your consultation, we will discuss all potential risks and how we minimize them.

How long do the results of breast procedures typically last?

The results from breast procedures can vary, but they are generally long-lasting. Breast implants may require replacement after a decade or so, and natural aging can affect the surgical results over time.

How much does breast surgery cost, and is it covered by insurance?

Breast surgery costs can vary widely based on the procedure and individual circumstances. Cosmetic breast surgeries are typically not covered by insurance, but procedures deemed medically necessary might be.

Can I combine breast procedures with other cosmetic surgeries?

Yes, it’s common to combine breast procedures with other surgeries such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or liposuction for more comprehensive enhancements.

Will breast procedures leave noticeable scars?

Incisions are necessary for breast procedures, but Dr. Hurvitz places them strategically to minimize visibility. Over time, these incisions typically fade significantly.

Are there any age restrictions for undergoing breast procedures?

Breast procedures are generally recommended for individuals who are fully developed and typically over 18 years old. However, certain medical conditions may necessitate earlier interventions.