Our Torrance SIEA flap procedure is achieved using nerves, blood vessels, skin, fat, and tissue from the lower abdomen, the SIEA flap can be used to create a natural-looking breast mound, filling out your profile for a more feminine, attractive silhouette. The abdominal muscles are spared during this procedure, although a slimming effect is achieved through fat removal.
What can I expect from my recovery?
After your surgery, you will need to remain at the hospital for healing and observation for about three days. You can move around within one day of surgery and gentle movement is encouraged to help stimulate circulation. Surgical drains may be placed to help rid the body of excess fluids. Your total recovery time is estimated at three to six weeks until full return of regular activities.
A compression garment may be worn for up to six weeks, as this will help reduce excess swelling and ensure your new breast shape remains intact as the surrounding tissue heals.