Diep Flap vs. Implant Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction surgeries typically involve either a flap procedure or implants. However, women have additional options available to them as well.  At Bedford Breast Center, we consider breast reconstruction surgery to be a critical part of the healing process and work to give you beautiful results you will love. Instead of performing traditional flap procedures, we

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The Facts about SWIM Breast Reconstruction

Navigating breast cancer treatments and reconstructive surgery options can be overwhelming. SWIM is a revolutionary breast reconstruction procedure that does not require implants or free flaps. It stands for skin-sparing, wise pattern, internal mammary perforator—and was developed at the Bedford Breast Center in Beverly Hills, CA. The SWIM technique was developed by Lisa B. Cassileth,

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Is Breast Reconstruction Surgery Necessary?

A woman has many options after a mastectomy – breast reconstruction surgery is one of them. There are good reasons why you may choose to not have breast reconstruction surgery. Perhaps you are not a good candidate for more surgery based on your health or cancer treatment. Maybe you don’t want more surgery. Perhaps you

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Dr. Richardson’s 2022 Predictions

The heightened awareness of breast cancer has undoubtedly led to a growing number of women getting regular breast cancer screenings. As a result, patients are experiencing more positive outcomes due to early detection, advanced treatment options, less invasive surgical procedures, and cutting-edge breast reconstruction techniques.  On that note, Bedford Breast Center’s Dr. Richardson believes that

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What’s The Difference Between Screening and Diagnostic Mammography?

Mammography is the most effective method for breast cancer screening as it is often the first line of early detection. Generally, mammography divides into two categories: Screening mammograms Diagnostic mammograms What is a Screening Mammogram? Screening mammograms look for signs of cancers. “Screening” mammogram implies that there is nothing wrong, that there are no symptoms,

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Comparing Reconstruction Options After Mastectomy Surgery

Mastectomy is often the best and most effective method of treating breast cancer. Many women don’t realize they have options for breast reconstruction after mastectomy, many that have been developed quite recently. By knowing the most current choices, you and your surgeon can design the best reconstruction plan for your individual needs and goals.   The

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Dr. Richardson Talks to Health Interrupted

Breast cancer is a significant concern for women and healthcare professionals, since early detection is a key factor in ensuring the best possible prognosis. Bedford Breast Center provides the highest quality care for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Heather Richardson, one of the surgeons at our medical center, was recently featured as

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Breast Care Tips Every Woman Needs

Breast cancer awareness month has passed, but your breast care regimen should continue. With the help of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards, Bedford Breast Center in Beverly Hills, California, is getting the word out.  Women should take these steps throughout the year: Keep up with regular screenings.  Check your breasts at

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Same Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Different Treatments

Breast cancer is a highly complex disease with varying types and subtypes. What your friend or mom may experience may not be your situation at all. No two patients are alike, and no two breast cancer diagnoses are the same. Age, general health, medical history, and cancer specifics all play a part in your treatment

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