Is Breast Reconstruction Surgery Necessary?

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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

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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?

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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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Breast Care Tips Every Woman Needs

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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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3 Reasons to Choose Bedford Breast Center for Your Next Mammogram

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More than providing access to the most advanced imaging technology, an exceptional breast center offers a personalized and comfortable experience for its patients.  At Bedford Breast Center in Los Angeles, CA, the well-being of our patients is our focus. We believe that a friendly, home-like environment creates confidence and removes much of the stress associated

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I am a Breast Surgeon Prepping to Care for COVID Positive Patients

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I am a general surgeon who practices breast cancer healthcare. I haven’t entered into an ICU in 15 years. I love that I get to care for patients at a glacial pace where I have an industrial amount of upfront information and make challenging decisions as a group, in part with direction from the patient

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The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Your Breast Cancer Surgeon

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The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Your Breast Cancer Surgeon By Heather Richardson, MD, FACS At Bedford Breast Center in Beverly Hills, CA we strive to provide our patients with the best care to ensure optimal breast health. We are passionate about screening, early detection, and curing breast cancer disease. Our team of breast

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Fibroadenoma During Pregnancy and Other Breast Health Questions Answered

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  Fibroadenoma During Pregnancy and Other Breast Health Questions Answered Breast abnormalities are certainly serious, but discovering a mass or lump in the breast during or immediately after pregnancy can be doubly frightening. Here are a few common questions answered about managing breast health before, during, and after pregnancy by our Beverly Hills breast specialists.

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Fibroadenoma: Is Surgery the Only Treatment?

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Although finding a lump in your breast is, without a doubt, an alarming discovery, the good news is that not every breast abnormality is necessarily cancer-related. One of the most common categories of breast tissue growth is a fibroadenoma, and it occurs in approximately 10 percent of women in the United States. Fibroadenomas are non-malignant

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Breast Reconstruction Without an Implant or a Flap

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An Alternative to “Going Flat” There has been increased interest over the last few years in flap free, implant free breast reconstructions. For flap reconstruction, such as TRAM flap, DIEP flap and SIEA flap, surgery involves using an area of fat or muscle to do the reconstruction. These areas vary, from sacrificing the latissimus muscle

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