Breast

Breast Augmentation | Breast Lift

Beautiful, Natural, Long-Lasting.

These are the words that Dr. Neil Tanna believes in when performing aesthetic surgery, particularly cosmetic breast surgery. Breast augmentation or a breast lift (mastopexy), aims to increase fullness and projection of your breasts and improve the balance of your figure.

What is Breast Augmentation or a Breast Lift?

Breast augmentation is a procedure to increase the fullness of the breast. The procedure can be done using either an implant or fat transferred from another part of the body. While a breast augmentation will make the breasts bigger or fuller, it will not correct any sagging of the breasts. A breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the breast tissue. A breast lift can be performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation to give you the full, lifted breasts you desire.

Breast augmentation or a breast lift can be performed on patients looking to increase their natural size, to correct any asymmetry between the breasts, to restore the size and shape of the breasts after sagging or pregnancy, or to reconstruct the breasts after breast cancer treatment.



Why Choose Dr. Tanna?

Each patient is unique and Dr. Neil Tanna recognizes this. While he desires to offer a safe and reliable result, he also strives to customize each patient’s experience and outcomes. Dr. Tanna offers various types of breast implants, such as silicone, saline, and anatomically shaped cohesive gel breast implants (gummy bear implants). Additionally, he recognizes different options for incision placement and implant location.

Dr. Tanna offers a safe and reliable approach to cosmetic breast surgery. This surgical philosophy originates from his training in Los Angeles and Manhattan. Having spent time with the best aesthetic surgeons in the world, Dr. Tanna has evolved his own technique.


Select Publications and Presentations by Dr. Tanna

Shah M, Tanna N, Margolies L.

Magnetic resonance imaging of breast implants. Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2014;23:345-53.

Broer PN, Juran S, Liu YJ, Weichman K, Tanna N, Walker ME, Ng R, Persing JA.

The impact of geographic, ethnic, and demographic dynamics on the perception of beauty. Published in J Craniofac Surg. 2014;25:e157-61.

Broer PN, Juran S, Walker ME, Ng R, Weichman K, Liu YJ, Shah A, Patel A, Persing JA, Thomson JG, Tanna N.

Aesthetic Breast Shape Preferences Among Plastic Surgeons. Published in Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2014 Apr 8.

Public Perceptions of Plastic Surgery: Analysis and Implications for the Future of Our Specialty.

Presented at The Aesthetic Meeting 2014. San Francisco, CA, April 25, 2014.

Autologous Breast Fat Grafting – Current Opinions and Practices Among North American Plastic Surgeons.

Presented at IFATS 2011: The 09th Annual Symposium on Adipose Stem Cells and Clinical Applications of Adipose Tissue, Miami, FL, November 4, 2011.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, removes excess breast tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body. Breast reduction surgery both reduces and lifts the breasts. Additionally, the procedure helps treat the discomfort and many problems women with overly large breasts are affected with. This includes back pain, neck pain, improper posture, rashes, shoulder grooving from bra straps, and low self esteem. Considering these issues, Dr. Tanna aims to give women a natural result, while eliminating any or all of these complaints.Dr. Tanna respects that a woman’s choice to pursue breast reduction surgery is extremely personal. He appreciates that each woman’s body is different and her goals are individualized. He will work with you to help you achieve the natural result you desire. Having trained in Los Angeles and Manhattan, he offers the latest techniques in breast surgery.Breast reduction surgery, when considered a reconstructive procedure (performed to relieve medical symptoms), may be covered by health insurance. The surgery can be completed on an outpatient basis, with little recovery time.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction by Neil Tanna, MD

Dr. Neil Tanna has experience in all forms of breast reconstruction. This includes autologous (the woman’s own tissue) or implant-based reconstruction. Women interested in autologous microvascular breast reconstruction are candidates for perforator flaps from their body including DIEP (abdomen), GAP (buttock), PAP (thigh), TUG (thigh), SIEA (abdomen) or TAP (chest wall) flaps. Implant-based breast reconstruction may be performed in two stages (tissue expander & implant) or a single stage (direct-to-implant). The latest techniques such as preventive mastectomy and reconstruction, nipple or areola sparing mastectomy reconstruction, form stable (gummy bear) implant reconstruction, or partial mastectomy reconstruction are also offered.

Dr. Tanna has completed extensive training. This included a specialized fellowship training in microvacular & advanced breast reconstructive surgery. Having completed his training at UCLA and NYU, both high volume breast reconstruction centers, he practices the newest techniques in breast surgery.

Dr. Tanna has a passion to help women with breast cancer. This keen interest combined with his experience in breast surgery has led him to contribute to the field of breast reconstruction. His work has been published in numerous scientific journals. He has traveled around the country and world, presenting his findings and results.


Select Publications and Presentations by Dr. Tanna

Layliev J, Broer PN, Saadeh PB, Crisera CA, Wu LC, Boyd JB, Serletti JM, Levine JP, Roostaeian J, Tanna N.

The certificate of added qualifications in microsurgery: consideration for subspecialty certification in microvascular surgery in the United States. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015;135:313-6.

 

Roostaeian J, Yoon AP, Rahgozar P, Tanna N, Crisera CA, Da Lio AL, Festekjian JH.

Implant-based immediate breast reconstruction in the previously augmented patient. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015;68:e71-9.

 

Weichman KE, Tanna N, Broer PN, Wilson S, Azhar H, Karp NS, Choi M, Ahn CY, Levine JP, Allen RJ Sr.

Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction in Thin Patients: The Impact of Low Body Mass Indices. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2014 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Broer PN, Juran S, Walker ME, Ng R, Weichman K, Liu YJ, Shah A, Patel A, Persing JA, Thomson JG, Tanna N.

Aesthetic Breast Shape Preferences Among Plastic Surgeons. Published in Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2014 Apr 8.

 

Levine SM, Snider C, Gerald G, Tanna N, Broer PN, Stolier A, Sadeghi A, Allen RJ Sr.

Buried Flap Reconstruction after Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy: Advancing toward Single-Stage Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013;132:489e-97e.

 

Broer PN, Weichman KE, Tanna N, Wilson S, Ng R, Ahn C, Choi M, Karp NS, Levine JP, Allen RJ.

Venous coupler size in autologous breast reconstruction-does it matter? Microsurgery. 2013 Sep 3. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Weichman KE, Broer PN, Tanna N, Wilson SC, Allan A, Levine JP, Ahn C, Choi M, Karp NS, Allen R.

The role of autologous fat grafting in secondary microsurgical breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2013;71:24-30.

 

Blechman KM, Broer PN, Tanna N, Ireton JE, Ahn CY, Allen RJ.

Stacked Profunda Artery Perforator Flaps for Unilateral Breast Reconstruction: A Case Report. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2013;29:631-4.

 

Alperovich M, Tanna N, Samra F, Blechman KM, Shapiro RL, Guth AA, Axelrod DM, Choi M, Karp NS.

Nipple-sparing mastectomy in patients with a history of reduction mammaplasty or mastopexy: how safe is it? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013;131:962-7.

 

Tanna N, Broer PN, Weichman KE, Alperovich M, Ahn CY, Allen RJ Sr, Choi M, Karp NS, Saadeh PB, Levine JP.

Microsurgical breast reconstruction for nipple-sparing mastectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013;131:139e-47e.

 

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy In Patients With A History Of Reduction Mammaplasty Or Mastopexy: An Updated Experience Demonstrating Its Safety.

Presented at 2013 American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 14, 2013.

 

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy in Patients with a History of Reduction Mammaplasty or Mastopexy: an Updated Experience Demonstrating its Safety.

Presented at Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (NESPS) 30th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, September 22, 2013.

 

The role of autologous fat grafting in secondary microsurgical breast reconstruction.

Presented at Second Congress of the International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgery (ISPRES), Berlin, Germany, June 7, 2013.

 

The role of autologous fat grafting in secondary microsurgical breast reconstruction.

Presented at 2013 American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Annual Meeting, Naples, FL, January 13, 2013.

 

Indications and outcomes of the superficial inferior epigastric artery flap: A ten-year experience.

Presented at 2013 American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Annual Meeting, Naples, FL, January 14, 2013.

 

Buried perforator flap reconstruction in nipple-sparing mastectomies: Advancing towards single stage breast reconstruction.

Presented at 2013 American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Annual Meeting, Naples, FL, January 14, 2013.

 

Buried Perforator Flap Reconstrution in Nipple-sparing mastectomies: Advancing Towards Single-stage Breast Reconstruction.

Presented at Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (NESPS) 29th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 29, 2012.

 

Indications and Outcomes of the Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery Flap: A Ten-Year Experience.

Presented at 23rd Annual European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS) Meeting, Munich, Germany, May 25, 2012.

 

Alternative Donor Sites in Breast Reconstruction: Introducing the Profunda Artery Perforator (PAP) and Thigh Gluteal Artery Perforator (TGAP) Flaps.

Presented at 23rd Annual European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS) Meeting, Munich, Germany, May 25, 2012.

 

Autologous Breast Fat Grafting – Current Opinions and Practices Among North American Plastic Surgeons.

Presented at IFATS 2011: The 09th Annual Symposium on Adipose Stem Cells and Clinical Applications of Adipose Tissue, Miami, FL, November 4, 2011.

 

The volume-outcome relationship for immediate breast reconstruction.

Presented at 2011 American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Annual Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, January 18, 2011.