3 Common Questions about Breast Reconstruction Pain and Discomfort

After breast reconstruction surgery, patients are bound to experience some sort of recovery pain or discomfort. This mild pain often leads patients to ask questions such as… How long will the pain last? Is my pain normal? Should I call my doctor? At the time, a person’s pain or discomfort might seem unusual or scary...and the last thing we want is for patients to worry. For that reason, we’ve decided to put together the answers to a few of our most common pain-related … [Read More...]

Ask The Doctor – Do You Perform DIEP Free Flap Procedure Without Cutting Or Harvesting Muscle Tissue and Do You Accept BCBS Reimbursement?

This week, Richard M. Kline, Jr., MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question about breast reconstruction. Question: Do you perform the DIEP free flap procedure without cutting or harvesting any muscle tissue? How many of these are performed by the physicians per year? Do you accept the BCBS reimbursement rates for this procedure? Answer: Thanks for your inquiry. My partner and I are both trained directly by Dr. Robert Allen, the inventor of the DIEP … [Read More...]

5 Fun Charleston Summer Activities to Add to Your Calendar

Between the sandy beaches, beautiful parks, and a hopping downtown area, Charleston is the perfect place to have fun. For that reason, we thought we’d share some of our favorite events that are happening this summer. Add these activities to your calendar and, you'll be sure to plan a summer you’ll remember for a lifetime! Keep reading to discover what we recommend… Party at the Point - June 15, 22, and 29 Charleston's premiere Happy Hour concert series will be taking place for the … [Read More...]

Ask The Doctor: I Had A Breast Expander Removed and Can’t Re-start Breast Reconstruction For 6 Months. What Are My Best Options?

This week, Richard M. Kline, Jr., MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question about breast reconstruction. Question: I have started my reconstruction, but had to have one side removed and can’t start on that side for 6 more months. My one side has 80 ml saline in it. What are my best options? Answer #1: Can you tell me why you had to have one side removed? Richard M. Kline, Jr., MD Answer from the patient: It started with a blood clot and just kept … [Read More...]

How to Help a Loved One Cope: 5 Common Breast Cancer Diagnosis Emotions

After a breast cancer diagnosis, there are 5 common emotions people usually experience. These emotions include… Shock Confusion Sadness Fear Anger If you have a friend or family member who’s recently been diagnosed, it can be difficult to help her navigate these emotions. After all, what can you say or do to truly make someone feel better after receiving this type of news. Unfortunately, not everything you say/do will make someone’s battle with breast cancer … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor – What Are the Pros & Cons of Reconstructive Breast Surgery?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question:  What are the pros & cons of reconstructive breast surgery? Answer: Thanks for your question. Ultimately the pros for breast reconstruction include restoration of a woman’s body following surgical removal of part or all of her breast/breasts. Surgery to remove the breast is performed to prevent or treat breast cancer. The ultimate goal of reconstruction is to restore … [Read More...]

5 Ways to Take the Stress out of Your Morning Routine

Morning routines are stressful. Between getting your kids dressed, fed, and ready for school... Getting yourself showered and ready for your big meeting… Or Suzy melting down because she wanted to wear the purple dress, not the green one... ...simply making it past 10 a.m. without ripping your hair out may seem like an accomplishment. If you’re someone who can relate, we have good news for you. There are strategies you can put in place to relieve morning routine stress--and we … [Read More...]

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