Breast Reconstruction


Each case is different, therefore each patient has different possibilities, and a skilled surgeon will work with you to discuss your options and find the best approach.  

Is Breast Reconstruction Right For Me?

Breast cancer is a diagnosis that no one wants to hear. Unfortunately 1 in 7 women hear this every day. Dr. Nitta was part of the Breast Care Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital for many years, and was also on the Board for the Wellness Community of Orange County. Care for her oncology patients may now include medical acupuncture to aid in the recovery process.

Dr. Nitta was trained by world famous microvascular breast surgeon Dr. William Shaw. The scope of reconstruction has advanced from using artificial tissue to that of your own.

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To find out more about our Breast Services, call our office at (949) 722-6644 to schedule a consultation with Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Katharine C. Nitta today!

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What is breast reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that restores the shape, size, and appearance of the breast after a mastectomy or lumpectomy.

Who is a good candidate for breast reconstruction?

Ideal candidates for breast reconstruction are individuals who have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy due to breast cancer or other medical conditions and wish to restore the appearance of their breasts.

How long does it take to recover from breast reconstruction?

The recovery period can vary depending on the type of reconstruction performed, but most patients can expect to return to normal activities within 4-6 weeks. It’s essential to follow Dr. Nitta’s post-operative care instructions for optimal results.

How Do I Schedule an Appointment for Breast Reconstruction?

To schedule a consultation for breast reconstruction, you can call Dr. Katharine Nitta, a renowned plastic surgeon in Orange County, by calling (949)722-6644 or by filling out the “Request A Consultation” form on the website.

Where Can I Get Breast Reconstruction near Orange County?

Dr. Katharine Nitta offers breast reconstruction procedures in Orange County. Her expertise ensures that you’ll receive the best possible care and results.

Is Dr. Katharine Nitta's clinic easily accessible from Newport Beach?

Yes, Dr. Nitta’s clinic is conveniently located in Orange County, making it easily accessible for residents of Newport Beach and the surrounding areas.

Is breast reconstruction covered by insurance?

Breast reconstruction is often covered by insurance if it is performed following a mastectomy or lumpectomy due to breast cancer or other medical conditions. Consult your insurance provider for specific details.

What are the payment options for breast reconstruction?

Various payment options are available, including credit cards and financing plans, to make the procedure more affordable.

What can I expect after undergoing breast reconstruction?

After the procedure, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Dr. Nitta will provide specific post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

When can I resume exercise after breast reconstruction?

It’s generally recommended to wait at least 6-8 weeks before resuming strenuous physical activities. Dr. Nitta will provide personalized guidance based on your recovery.

Can breast reconstruction be combined with other procedures?

Yes, breast reconstruction is often combined with other procedures like breast lifts or nipple reconstruction to achieve more comprehensive results.

How long do the results of breast reconstruction last?

The results of breast reconstruction are generally long-lasting, although additional surgeries may be required for adjustments or revisions.