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Categories for Breast Reconstruction

Should I Get a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation After Mastectomy?

| September 6, 2022 October 18, 2022 | , | Leave your thoughts

A mastectomy can affect the psychological well-being of breast cancer survivors. This is understandable since they have likely lost a significant amount of breast tissue, resulting in a loss of one or two breasts, and grapple with this fact every day. However, there is still life after a mastectomy. You are already in the stage... Continue Reading

Choosing Between Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy: What’s Best for Me?

| January 28, 2022 October 20, 2022 | | Leave your thoughts

Every woman diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer faces an important decision about what type of surgery to have. A mastectomy, the removal of one or both breasts, used to be the routine surgical treatment for breast cancer because it could reduce the risk of recurrence. However, a breast tumor does not leave patients with only... Continue Reading

Deciding Factors Before Undergoing Breast Reconstruction

| July 9, 2020 September 5, 2022 | | 2 Comments

Reconstructive surgery answers a patient’s more subtle need or desire to regain what cancer took away. It is often the final step in the fight against breast cancer, following mastectomy or lumpectomy and various other therapies. If you find yourself – as thousands of women – contemplating the pros and cons of breast reconstruction, there... Continue Reading

Does insurance cover prosthetics, mastectomy bras, and accessories?

| June 15, 2020 May 20, 2021 | | 1 Comment

Surgical procedures used to treat breast cancer, such as lumpectomy or mastectomy, often cause changes that can result in breast asymmetry or absence of the breast altogether. Many excellent products are designed to help patients achieve symmetry after these breast cancer surgeries. Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to Rachel Brown at Over My Head Boutique located... Continue Reading

Understanding Resensation Surgery

| February 28, 2019 June 29, 2020 | | Leave your thoughts

For women who have undergone a mastectomy (e.g. total, radical and double mastectomy), this procedure can be life-changing. Although breast reconstruction is possible, you may notice a lack of sensation after having this procedure. The loss of tissue in the breast area often involves severing and disrupting nerve cells. This loss of sensation can be... Continue Reading

Going Flat After Mastectomy

| January 30, 2019 October 20, 2022 | | 10 Comments

In our practice, we see an increasing number of patients who have undergone prior mastectomy and have chosen to forgo any breast reconstruction procedures. Unfortunately, these patients are oftentimes left with excess skin and soft-tissue at the inframammary fold area – the lateral trunk area – and sometimes overhanging their mastectomy incision. Many of these... Continue Reading

Breast Implant Associated Autoimmune Disease Study Review

| November 29, 2018 October 19, 2022 | , | 30 Comments

Over the past year, our practice has seen an increasing number of patients for implant removal consultation. These are patients who have had implants in place for either cosmetic or reconstructive reasons. Patients have presented with a myriad number of complaints which have included many neurologic concerns not limited to memory loss, brain fog, dizziness,... Continue Reading