Ask the Doctor – I Was In An Accident And Now Have a Painful Knot On My Reconstructed Right Breast. Should I Be Worried About Long Term Damage?

This week, Richard M. Kline, Jr., MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question about breast reconstruction. Question: I had reconstruction about 6 years ago after a double mastectomy. I had several surgeries for revisions. I had an SGAP on my right and stacked DIEP on left. Everything was fine until a month and a half ago when I was hit by a driver who ran a stop sign and t-boned me. My car was totalled. I had an impact on my right breast from the steering wheel … [Read More...]

3 Delicious Charleston Culinary Food Tours

(Source) If there’s one thing Charleston has gained prominence for, it’s the city’s food! From traditional Southern fare and delicious seafood to farm-to-table dinners and innovative cocktails, Charleston’s burgeoning culinary scene has received attention from the likes of Bon Appétit, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, and Food & Wine magazine. In AFAR magazine’s words, “Charleston is home to world-famous chefs, as well as restaurants that have been preparing time-tested recipes for … [Read More...]

Ask The Doctor – I Recently Received Concerning Results on a Mammogram. Should I Wait the Recommended 6 Months to Discuss Implant Removal or Begin the Process Now?

This week, Richard M. Kline, Jr., MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question about breast reconstruction. Question: I am a 61-year-old female with breast implants that were placed in 1986. I have been pregnant 6 times, 5 c-sections and one miscarriage. 2 infant deaths and 3 living children. I was able to breastfeed 4 of my children. Approximately 4-5 years ago I had an abnormal mammogram.  (I am in the process of obtaining those records) I underwent an … [Read More...]

Breast Reconstruction: What Are My Options after an Unsuccessful Reconstructive Surgery?

Making the decision to undergo breast reconstruction surgery is a decision that is not taken lightly. That’s why it breaks our hearts when we discover that there are women out there who are unhappy with their reconstructive results. Over the past few months, we’ve heard from several ladies who want to know what their options are when their surgery doesn’t turn out as planned. We thought our insight would be helpful to others who are facing the same problems as these courageous women. … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor – What Can Be Done To Fix a Previous Radiated Breast with Implant?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: What can be done for a 2004 radiated breast with implant. As common, it has encapsulated to a high degree and is painful, misshaped and raised, looking very unnatural. Thank you Answer:  Without question, the course of action most likely to work is to remove the implant and proceed with reconstruction using your own tissue. If you still have breast tissue remaining, it can be … [Read More...]

5 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Summer… The perfect time to relax poolside (or on the beach like us in Charleston) and catch up on some reading. Not sure what to read? No problem--we’ve got you covered. Check out these 5 books we recommend you add to your summer reading list. #1 - The Woman in the Window   If you enjoy thriller novels, A.J. Finn’s book, The Woman in the Window, is a must-read for you this summer. This book starts out with the main character, Anna Fox, spying on her neighbors from … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor – Can I Have Large, Under Muscle Implants Replaced With Smaller Ones? Will This Make Them More Comfortable?

This week, Richard M. Kline, Jr., MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question about breast reconstruction. Question: I’ve had my breast tissues removed and I now have implants. They are under my muscles, too large and very uncomfortable. Is there anything you can do to fix this and make a smaller implant? I am very unhappy with the way my breasts look, This is contributing to already very low self-esteem issues. Can you help me? What are my … [Read More...]

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