Ask the Doctor- Will this be a bloodless surgery?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: I had a prophylactic double mastectomy 9 years ago. I am BRCA 1 positive and have lost several family members to both breast and ovarian cancer. I would like to have my silicone implants removed and have the DIEP surgery. However, I don't know if my insurance will cover this procedure and how being out of state will affect the payment of it if it is covered. Also, I am one of … [Read More...]

Indoor Exercise for the Winter Months

We are very thankful to live in Charleston where the winter months are relatively mild. Despite a shorter winter season and lack of snow, there are still days we get cooped up inside due to wind, rain, and cold temperatures. If you live in a cold weather environment, you know how unpleasant it is to be stuck indoors. Especially when you enjoy being active and on the go. The good news is that it is possible to stay active, even when you’re stuck indoors. Keep reading to discover 5 indoor … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor-Will reconstruction help my self-esteem?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: After having surgery, radiation treatment left my breast very small so I want to know if I may be a candidate for a procedure to rebuild my self-esteem. I had a complete mastectomy after the radiation on the right breast. Answer: Yes there is definitely a chance that you could have your breasts reconstructed. After radiation I would usually recommend options that use your … [Read More...]

The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction Gives Thanks

In a few short days, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving—a time of year in which many of us stop and reflect on everything we have to be grateful for. This year we made sure to stop and think about the many things we are grateful for at The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction. We’d love to share with you a few of the things we are thankful for. Check it out! We are thankful for… The opportunity to work with so many strong and courageous women who have battled breast … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor-Would reconstruction be successful for me?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: I had implants put in 33 years ago, got breast cancer, had a lumpectomy, radiation, and got rock hard implants as a result. I just recently decided to have the implants removed and a great deal of scar tissue. They put in expanders that caused me to get an infection. I had to almost beg them to believe me as the pain was horrific. I had a 2nd doctor remove the expanders. I now … [Read More...]

Charleston’s Holiday Festival of Lights 2016

  Every year Charleston lights up the town with millions of multicolored lights during the Holiday Festival of Lights. This sparkling event is something we look forward to each and every year at The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction, and we highly recommended adding it to your calendar this holiday season. There are many ways you can enjoy this fun and festive event. If the weather is cold, or if you’re juggling small children, we suggest taking the driving tour. The tour … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor-Can you help with my implants?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question:  I had bilateral mastectomies with reconstruction in 2007. I recently had my implants replaced due to a capsular contracture on the left side. I now have 495CC contour implants. I love the right side but not much the left. Is there anything that can be done to help? Answer: There is possibly something that can be done to improve your situation, but it is difficult to say for … [Read More...]

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