Ask the Doctor- Is it too late to have natural breast reconstruction?

  This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: I had bilateral mastectomies and wanted to do the natural breast procedure but the surgeon wouldn't even discuss it. Then he totally botched the reconstruction. I look deformed. I still avoid the mirror. A redo was set but was canceled day of surgery because b/p and bipod star were elevated. I want it redone. I would like to have the natural breasts. I have plenty … [Read More...]

The Best Charleston Parks

  Nothing beats a nice long walk, picnic, or game of Frisbee in the park on a beautiful sunny day. And, boy, are we at The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction glad to be located in Charleston, a city full of beautiful parks. Whether you already live here or are planning a visit sometime this year, we hope you’ll take some time to check out a few of our favorite parks in town. Take a look at our favorites… Angel Oak Park  Angel Oak Park is home to one of the most … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor- Can my TRAM flap be redone?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: I had a tram flap done back in 2012. Didn't like the results so I didn't go back to get it finished. I was to receive a breast reduction on my left breast because I was heavy. My left breast is still larger than my right. Can it be re-fixed to how I want so that I can be happy with my body? Answer: Thanks for your question. Yes you can still have a procedure to adjust your … [Read More...]

Easy Activities to Help You Get into a Workout Routine

  Getting into a workout routine isn’t the easiest thing to do. And it’s even harder if you’ve been put on medical rest due to an illness or injury. The good news, however, is that it’s easy to take baby steps to get yourself back into an exercise routine. There are many activities you can do in your home, outdoors, or at a community gym to help you build up your stamina again. So we’d like to share some of our favorite activities with you to get you started with a … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor-Can you perform a redo of a reconstructed breast?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: I need a redo of reconstructed breast. It is very high on my chest and it is showing in my clothing. Answer: Thank you for your question. Sorry you are having problems with your breast reconstruction. If you do not want your surgeon who performed your reconstruction to revise your results then I would be willing to let you know what possible options you have. We … [Read More...]

6 Back to School Tips to Relieve Stress

    Summer coming to a close means one thing: getting prepared to send the kiddos back to school. It doesn’t matter if you’re an elementary school kid, an adult student, or a parent…getting back into the swing of things is an adjustment for everyone. To help you make the transition from a summer schedule back into the classroom, we’d like to share with you some of our favorite tips for going back to school. Shift Gears into Scholar Mode During the summer, … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor-What should I do next?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: Diagnosed with breast cancer in Dec. 2013. Had Mastectomy Feb 2014. Reconstruction of left breast Feb. 2015 using TRAM flap procedure. Developed bulge which abscessed/infection (hospitalized 2 weeks). Bulge got bigger (right lower abdomen). Hernia repair Nov. 2015...unsuccessful. Went to have follow-up laparoscopic hernia repair this week...couldn't do procedure. Dr. said it … [Read More...]

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