Finding the Right Surgeon

5 Key Attributes to Look for in a Plastic Surgeon   You’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy. Now you’ve made the important decision to have reconstructive surgery to rebuild your breast. Your next important decision is to make sure you have the right plastic surgeon to do the job. Finding the right surgeon isn’t always easy. But you need to put the same time and effort into it that you would put into hiring a real estate agent to find you a home or finding the … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor: Q&A

Q: I had a lumpectomy and radiation for breast cancer. I would like to know if I can get reconstruction surgery. Sincerely, Ms. Jones A: Ms. Jones, Thank you for your question. You can absolutely get reconstruction after lumpectomy and radiation. Some of your options depend on the extent of deformity/radiation damage and asymmetry between breasts, and whether you want to proceed with a complete mastectomy. If you are looking to just improve the appearance of your radiated breast, different … [Read More...]

Autologous vs. Implant

Benefits of Autologous Breast Reconstruction vs. Implants   If you had a mastectomy as part of your breast cancer treatment, you may be considering reconstruction to get back the look and feel of your natural breast. The two reconstruction options that patients normally choose between are autologous breast reconstruction and implant reconstruction. Autologous breast reconstruction involves using your own tissue to recreate your breasts and can be done either when you have your … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor: Q&A

Q: Hello, I had a double mastectomy on June 5, 2018, for breast cancer. I finished chemotherapy on November 28th, 2018. I am interested in having the DIEP done and I read information about the ReSensation™ option and am very interested. I live in Aiken, S.C. and would love to get an appointment scheduled. Thanks, Erin   A: Hi Erin, I'm sorry you have had breast cancer, but we would be delighted to help you. We have done about 1,400 DIEP reconstructions over the … [Read More...]

Breast Cancer and Younger Women

Most breast cancer is found in women who are over 50 years old, but lately it is becoming more common for younger women to be diagnosed with the disease. As a matter of fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that about 11 percent of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women who are younger than 45 years of age. Young women who have been diagnosed are often confused and angry. Here are some stories from younger women (their last names … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor: Q&A

Q: I recently completed chemo for stage 3 IDC (invasive ductal carcinoma) in my left breast. I have chosen to have a bilateral mastectomy because I’m 44 and my oncologist recommended it. I’m scheduled for radiation after surgery. I was hoping to have immediate DIEP flap reconstruction but the plastic surgeon I spoke to today said he doesn’t recommend it until after radiation. I had originally consulted with an out-of-state plastic surgeon who said they perform the mastectomy and immediate … [Read More...]

Love Yourself

February is the month of love! As we celebrate Valentine’s Day and show those who are special to us how much we love them, why not do the same for yourself? As a breast cancer patient, you’ve been through diagnosis, surgery, treatment and possibly reconstruction and, of course, all the emotional ups and downs that have gone with it. This month, make sure you take some time to love and pamper yourself because you deserve it! Love Your Bod With breast cancer comes scars, hair loss, weight … [Read More...]

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